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Above and far right lower: The pool and pool house have a decidedly modern aesthetic, but as they are tucked behind hedges, they have little impact on the traditional architecture around them. The plantings will mature over time to bring further privacy to this area. Large glass sliding doors can open up the pool house to the outdoors as desired. 16 Sets of stairs at both ends of the great room lead up to the two private master suites, which are separated by the great room void. From the outside, these bedrooms appear as box inserts on the open side of the house. “The stainless steel staircases are leading features of the great room and were custom designed for the project,” says Vinci. “The owners had strict ideas about the furniture, too, and were instrumental in most choices. Together with interior designer George Larson and artistic advisor Jo Hormuth, they set about sourcing only classic Modernist pieces or items made by search | save | share at living craftspeople. For example, the chairs shaped from wood branches are by the famous British designer John Makepeace. The sculptural arrangement of cushions on the wall is by Jo Hormuth, while furniture-maker Mike Jarvi crafted the hand-hewn chair, reminiscent of a milking stool, out of local wood. The imported rugs are Iranian.” On the same axis as the main house and connected to it by a glass walkway, the bunkhouse has a nearly identical profile. A clear sightline runs directly through both volumes, adding to the sense of connection.