To establish what Kachman describes as a “weird normalcy,” he chose a mid-20th century modern architectural template. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater was a model, with its right angles and natural materials that include light wood and an attractive, narrow stone wall.
The home’s back window looks out onto a deep green woods scene — printed wallpaper, in fact, that’s mounted into a light box. “I looked long and hard for this particular image,” Kachman says, “and I ended up just finding on the Web. The tranquility of it, the vertical rhythm of the trees — it just felt right.”