Located on a rolling hilltop in rural Deering, New Hampshire, this three-story addition draws inspiration from the owner’s interest in eastern philosophy. The stacked articulation of the floor levels references the tiered construction of Buddhist temples, expressing the progression to enlightenment through reincarnation. The nine-square organization of the plan references the centralized emphasis of the Mandala, as does the interior stairway which deposits one at the core of the home on each floor.

A ground level arcade along the east side of the house provides direct access to the rear yard and pool deck. Living spaces on the second floor take full advantage of the panoramic views that the property affords. A two-story central hall connects to the third level which accommodates two bedroom suites with private balconies and a small library.