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This house is up in Diamond Heights. I like how the unglazed surfaces of the
house are given textural energy simply by the arrangement of the narrow strips
of wood added to the exterior. The overhang to the front
door is a very powerful presence that floats over the entrance and gives
this house an authoritative stance. The chimney repeats this floating motif
with the darker gray top. The small windows are an interesting touch since they
accentuate the fortress-like feel of the building. The house incorporates a
hexagon motif seen on the front door and in trellis-like
extensions below windows on both sides of the house.