The lack of visibility into the home from the front façade creates a sense of mystery to passersby, enticing the imagination.
“This choice to minimize openings on the front façade was purposeful,” says BOSS. “This creates a seductive allure to the structure; a mystique and mystery that can only be satiated by entering and experiencing the home.”
Once residents and visitors transition beyond the custom laser-cut entry screen, there is a bridge that connects them to the home by way of a tiered window well that crosscuts the dwelling and opens to the sky.
As contextual builders, BOSS.architecture draws their inspiration from their projects’ surrounding environments, ensuring that no two homes look the same. In the case of 2610 East Cedar, the home was built from the ground up, giving BOSS even more freedom of expression.
“We suddenly felt liberated to create our own context,” says BOSS. “That led us to find inspiration around the world…[to create] an international, worldly, travelled and welcoming language.”