Henry's Folly

Henry’s Folly serves as an expansion of program for an existing residence. The detached structure sits opposite the existing home, while between and surrounding is a simple yet elegant landscape. A large rectangular pool is adjacent to the new structure. Henry’s Folly provides ample space for both public enjoyment of the pool and private quarters for extended stays for the residents’ guests. The material palette is derived from the existing residence; a simple composition of steel, stone, wood and glass. The central red volume, affectionately known as the Jewell Box, is rendered in a finish reminiscent of lacquer from an ancient Chinese artifact.