The setting is a dense redwood forest with an entry path winding counter clockwise up around a group of young redwoods to the front door. Interior circulation continues to circumscribe the trees and then reverses itself and winds clockwise up and around a central core of 2x8 and 2x4 exposed wall framing serving as giant, continuous bookshelves. Each adjoining interior space becomes more private, eventually culminating in a sky lit bedroom at the highest point.

gordon house, the sea ranch, ca