Named “Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist” after lumber jargon, this woodsy California homestead was designed by Schwartz and Architecture. The house is a long volume with a reddish roof and solar panels, which, in combination with the large, light-welcoming windows, make the home energy efficient. The foundation is made of exposed concrete, and the entryway is crafted from wood and oxidized steel. In the yard, there is an inground pool and a pool house that matches the home’s aesthetic. A broken horizontal line motif runs throughout the design, from the cutouts by the fireplace to the wooden rods suspended outside. The choppy lines echo the growth and flow of the surrounding grass, bringing natural imagery to the construction. Photography by Bruce Damonte

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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