COTO is set up on a 70' radius, allowing each room direct views to the centerline of the Live Oak Tree. The living room faces directly North with 6' fire feature as the focal point of the room. The Master Bedroom opens up to the pool, spa and band area which incorporates a 6’ fire feature above the pools waterfall. The Live Oak, Dining Room, and the 6' fire are aligned on an East-West axis. The Master Bedroom faces North and opens onto the vanishing edge pool area which features a fully cantilevered roof. The “butterfly” roof covering the “public” space mimics the underside of the Oak. The roof opens up to north light and throttles southern light to provide natural light during the day. Smart skylights are used in the Master closets to allow for natural daylighting with LED light sensors when light is too low. COTO opens up to the by 60’ of retracting glass walls which blur the edges of interior exterior space.
The three squares located around the house are metaphors of the owners three children's height during the promise of one day having a home back on the family property. Each child was to have their own window at their particular height. Colors and textures borne from the Live Oak flow throughout the Interior. There are metaphors throughout the home which are both personal, family related or architectural.