Despite its footprint of 38 x 19 m the “House of Yards” has a very light, delicate touch. The rectangular-shaped house with its soft wooden core was built into a slope, on a site overlooking the Rhine Valley. Due to two closed facades it has a hermetical appearance from the street. The two other sides open up to the landscape. Two frameless windows and two breakthroughs interrupt the facade to draw a panoramic view over the valley as far as the Swiss mountains. Four patios respectively courtyards bring the additional light deep into the building and give the house its name. The biggest one holds a pool and is, so to speak, the sun deck of this unique house on the hillside. Kitchen, bedroom and living space are all on one level. The lower floor contains guest rooms (for the adult children), laundry facilities and a wine cellar.