This house is another effort to link bedrooms and the livingroom to outdoor gardens. Each features glass walls that open upon a garden surrounded by a grass berm and 'floating' masonry enclosure. Landscaping including ponds is accenuated within these walls. The garden plane lies just below the bedroom window sill which is about the height of the desktops within the bedroom.The real enclosure for the bedrooms is the brick wall surrounding the garden. In other words, the gardens becomes a part of the bedrooms and living room. Inspiration for this concept came from my appreciation of small Oriental window gardens that often were attached to a single room. I have expanded upon that idea.

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Ames Guyton has a Master's Degree from Columbia University and has over thirty years experience as an architect, having worked for some of America's most distinguished firms, including Marcel Breuer, one of the founders of modern architecture. He has toured Europe many times and has spent six months in the Orient. He has photographed many of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings.

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