Christine Ho Ping Kong and Peter Tan bypassed the neighbor issue by seeking out a building site concealed from the public. Four-year-old Ian plays in the courtyard, which is the center of family life in warmer months.
A wide cut across the top of the structure made room for a second-floor courtyard where the family can catch some sun but maintain their privacy. On the ground level, the front door is tucked into an ivy-covered alcove lined with ipe, a material used thro
A sliding-glass door by Fleetwood opens onto an ipe deck furnished with lounge chairs, a cocktail table, and stools from Room & Board’s Penelope line. The bar is made of concrete and Richlite, a wood-fiber composite used in skateboard ramps.