This house, and what will eventually be a complex of several smaller houses, was designed for our good friend Vern Rumsey, the bass player for the iconic punk band Unwound from Olympia Washington. This is the first schematic concept for a project that consists of a house and two bungalows near Black Lake in Olympia, Washington. The main house is flooded with light from floor to ceiling windows. The loft level is open to the living room and dining room. The house is split on an axis that appears to slip down with the landscape while playfully echoing the work of Gordon Matta-Clark. The split allows for an interesting juxtaposition of the pitched roof, a sunken living room and the addition of a clerestory window that brings direct sunlight into the master bedroom.