Goldstein Residence, Bethesda, Maryland
This house is a historical curiosity, created to celebrate wood in 1960. While the house harmonized nicely with the landscape, the new owners wanted to create more interaction between inside and outside. In the living room, Shinberg.Levinas replaced walls and sliding doors with floor-to-ceiling windows to create a breath-taking view of a new garden.
Shinberg.Levinas and the Goldsteins hired Shin Abe of Zen Associates, a Boston-based landscape architecture firm, to design a garden with Japanese influence. The new garden was merged with the interior by installing strategically placed windows and playfully placing rocks on both the interior and exterior of the windows. New wood was also added with a design of a “curtain” of mahogany lines.³
³ Adams, John D. “Music of the Earth.” Home & Design. Nov-Dec 2005: 158-163.