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March 2021|de Reus in the Press

New York Times – On Location

‘In Idaho, a House for All Seasons’

New York Times – On Location

Local vernacular and a minimalist concept drove the design of the Big Wood Residence, situated just south of Sun Valley, Idaho. This home for Mark de Reus and his family celebrates the career of its architect, who incorporated lessons from thirty-five years of practice into this, his most personal work. The project features themes that our firm is known for—inserting asymmetry into a symmetrical plan, attentively selecting and crafting natural materials, and incorporating ancient aesthetics into a contemporary design. Most significantly, this design has a simplicity that belies its complexity.

“For his house in Hailey, where the climate isn’t the least bit tropical, he wanted to do something different. It took some trial and error, and a few false starts, but after months of effort he finally found his design concept.”


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