The concept behind the Outside_In House is making a home for contemplation and connections to the world within and to the world around us by means of transitory spaces that awaken the senses. An otherwise simple two-story structure in a series of Floridian townhouses originally built in 1962, the Outside_In house distinguishes itself by the elements that animate its façade. GLAVOVIC STUDIO took a sustainable approach by using rapidly renewable materials and materials manufactured regionally, as well as steel with post-consumer recycled content. The warmth of the natural wood utilized in the exterior is perceived as one enters a simple and open double height space, allowing glimpses of openness upstairs and a beautiful lake view framed through sliding glass doors directly ahead. The space opens up to layers of glass as the kitchen and dining room transform the space into a place of entertainment and exchange. Upstairs cabinetry serve as walls, clerestory glass enables complete flow from bathroom to bedroom to workspace, and the floor is a territory while natural light is the ambience. The concept of transitions inside is a reflection of the landscaped garden path upon arrival to the house, a trail filled with anticipation and seduction as one leaves one world to immerse themselves in another. Photography by Robin Hill.