The Two Rivers property is located on a knoll overlooking two converging rivers near the Columbia River. The design is counterintuitively focused not on these rivers, but inward toward a courtyard garden, making the vast vistas from the knoll secondary. The house is arranged around the courtyard, with an indoor/outdoor connection making it a primary gathering space.
Gardening is a central design theme for the house, and an important hobby for the owners. The modern farmhouse design was not simply an aesthetic gesture, but rather an architectural language that defines room layouts, material usage, gardening and overall lifestyle.