The C/Y residence was an existing house with little architectural characteristics. Our design was one of contemporary modernist house that learns from modernism but takes it to another level. The clients wanted to enjoy their privacy while controlling who enters their property and their house. Three separate zones of public are incorporated in the house design. The guests can be entertained on the ﬁ rst ﬂ oor. Clients can be taken to the upper ofﬁ ce in the top of the house while never entering the areas reserved for personal use. The top ﬂ oor ofﬁ ce provides vistas in all directions with special framed openings that were carefully studied and modeled before committing to built form.