A landscape architect and aesthete, the client desired a creative, contemporary, simple and functional architecture, that would establish a parallel dialogue with the loyalist residences in the region. He also wanted an inexpensive, simple structure that he could construct himself. A square design of almost disconcerting simplicity, the three-story building stands against a hill and opens itself onto a spectacular view to the south. The north and west facades limit their openings, framing specific views, notably of the gardens designed by the owner. Unpretentious but refined, the house offers a contemporary version of an age-old and proven model.