Long House on the Prairie: A Modern Midwest Home

In Kansas, a modernist house strives for beauty while treading lightly on its sensitive grassland site.

In one of the guest bedrooms, custom steel partitions open the entire wall to the southern view and the length of the north hall. The flexible space is at the heart of the core area and can be changed immediately from an open studio space to two smaller bedrooms, as needed. 'In our projects, we increasingly provide less definition for what the end use of a room should be,' Rockhill says. 'We provide rough space as opposed to delineating with great specificity where activities should occur.'