The idea for this design is to have two, clearly defined stacked volumes to visually break up the size of the home and be more in line with the smaller, quaint feel of the neighborhood. The first floor volume blends in with the natural elements and environment by using darker/earthy tones and larger glass openings to have more of an open and indoor-outdoor feel in the common areas. For the 2nd floor volume, we want this to feel like a precious stone that is elevated and private. This white and pristine geometry is more prism-like which relates, in a modern way, to the triangular shaped roofs in the neighborhood. Windows and openings are used more appropriately for this type of geometry.