We helped our friends Olga and Cameron completely reimagine the exterior spaces of their home. Three buildings on two lots – a main house, a studio and a second house used as accommodations for various art residencies and visitors. As Deleuze might say, these spaces are connected ‘AND’ separate. The arrangement creates a spirit of outdoor rooms, complete with doorways and hallways. The sight lines are musical and rhythmically defined… there’s a rigor and discipline to the lines which seems to go past the meaning of either of those words or any explanation… the difference between sheet music and its performance on a cello? The garden is filled with native wildflowers organized haphazardly and yet strategically… the lawn is seeded fescue left long and shaggy. We even designed custom furniture for the space. Cameron, an artist, and publisher of The Third Rail, was committed to the details and the project came to life over three years. We collaborated with the clients, architect John Dwyer who designed the home’s interior some years ago, and Brownsmith Renovations, the builder.