In its planning and in its use of open and flexible space — high, light-colored vaulted ceilings with beams, full-height windows leading to a central courtyard — this house was an expression of the midcentury pattern of living.
The space of this house was not contained, but continuous. Not only was there a continuity between the interior spaces, but also between the interior and exterior spaces.
The light & spacious 60s living room, although not formal, had a casual dignity about it. Regional in flavor, but not in point of view, its open spaciousness was enclosed by a simple structure built predominantly of wood and stone.
The furnishings were not consistently modern, traditional or regional. The panel over the fireplace was an 18th-century English embroidery, while the lush, deep pile rug was woven in Ireland.
The airy living room’s fireplace was a terminal element at one end of the central living space. With tall openings at both sides and standing free, it allowed for a continuity of space.
The bold, wood-spindle grilles at openings harked back to Spain via Mexico. Antique wrought-iron grilles from a Gothic palace were incorporated into the coffee tables.