It’s an adventure when two architects design their own home. Believing that architecture has the power to shape the way we live, we wanted our young children to grow up in a home that would always inspire, celebrate art & nature, and embrace new ways of living.
Situated at the confluence of two rivers, Run Ragged is named for the rock point it sits on, forming part of the Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark. Inspired by its site, Run Ragged is designed as an instrument for viewing nature – framing four natural landscapes. Run Ragged also captures the spirit of the life of two driving architects raising a family and aspiring to live ‘boldly’, while remaining deeply connected to the land and their community. This is reinforced in all aspects of the project’s design, from the sculptural nature of the house to the vibrant red shingle cladding that evokes the energy of a young family.
Designed to encourage outdoor living in snowy winters and rainy days, the theatre-like covered deck embraces nature and instills the value that connecting with community can happen in any weather. A sliding wall opens into the playful interior where a hanging net over the living room, monkey bars along the children’s hall, and a light installation in the form of the Orion constellation are but a few of the playful storied elements that capture the ethos of the design – We are what we create.