CAMPSITE HOUSE
LEESBURG, VIRGINIA

The living shed and the bedroom shed to create an outdoor area with a fire pit as a “campsite” courtyard. At the edge of the courtyard is a tower inspired by hunters’ deer stands; it is an outdoor dining room at grade level, with a library above. Access to the library is gained from an office mezzanine in the house, and by a bridge. A roof deck on top of the deer stand becomes a place for nature- watching and star- gazing.

This is a new house, on a heavily wooded site. The house is placed near the edge of a bluff and overlooks a creek far below. The house is composed of two linear, shed- roofed structures, set at ninety degrees to one another. The two structures are pulled apart, in order to accommodate a path that goes down the hill to a rocky promontory point. Entry to the house is at this glassed-in crossing of stone paths.