Maggie: What makes it unique?
Addis: I’m not sure. Maybe just the fact that I am doing it, plus my background, plus my desire, having seen the ravages of life, to achieve a house at peace with itself, free of conflict.
Roberto: Is it like one of those houses in Architectural Digest where the bathtub sits in front of a pane glass window?
Addis: Not at all.
Addis: Trust me, you can put up curtains.
Spencer: I hope so because those houses that the architects build can be totally ridiculous. I saw one where the bed was in the same room as the stove.
Addis: No, no, I wanted to construct a workable house that people can practically live in. I’m not a big fan of the wide open space. I believe in walls to a certain extent because good fences make good neighbors.
Roberto: Will it have a man-cave?
Addis: I hope so because I think people often need a break from each other while still maintaining open passages of communication.
Addis: A house without some sense of privacy is a discordant house that will fall in time.
Ellen: Won’t it look more ugly and chaotic if it is all broken up into rooms?
Addis: Not if it’s done well.
Roberto: What’s the secret?
Ellen: Yes, what makes your design original.
Addis: Well, that was what I was working on, you know, before …
Spencer: A man-cave? That sounds badass if you ask me.
Roberto: I agree, but will it be sell? A lot of these hippie houses look like shit.