The Nethermead House blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living. The core spaces: dining, living, and kitchen are housed under the broad, exposed-frame pavilion roof, along with the outdoor kitchen and porch. The almost seamless transition between the interior rooms and exterior spaces draws the outdoors inside and contributes to a sense of living within the forest. Upon entering the home you are greeted by the warm glow of clear-finished cypress walls and rich walnut-stained floors. Great attention is given to the relationships of materials along with the quality of light and the composition of space.
Surprisingly, there is a very vocal faction of the design community that wants to see filler text banished to the original sources from whence it came. Perhaps not surprisingly, in an era of endless quibbling, there is an equally vocal contingent of designers leaping to defend the use of the time-honored tradition of “greeking”. The argument in favor of using filler text goes something like this: If you use real content in the design process, anytime you reach a review point you’ll end up reviewing and negotiating the content itself and not the design. This will just slow down the design process.