Blurring the line between indoors and out was high on his agenda from the beginning. Trelliswork over the entry's breezeway pierces the dining area's wall, where it continues inside as exposed beams. At first, not even interior walls blocked the views. When his children were young, for example, their bedroom walls slid away to open onto the glassed-in corridor overlooking the lawn. When they got older and needed more privacy, Lesnett built pocket doors that slide away into half-walls.
To give a natural look to the breezeway—and to save money—Lesnett designed his own walkways with river rocks tamped into the wet concrete.