House In The Mountains is a house for a single man in the mountains of Vermont. The house is approached from above, where a wall at the eye height of the inhabitant blocks the view. A spiral stair case penetrates a two way flat slab that is given extra support by two deep columns in the plan below. The columns also define the four quadrants of the plan blow: leisure, pleasure, necessary. At the intersection of these columns is a stone, taken from the site during excavation. This stone acts as a single column in the space. There are other load bearing walls that contain the essential domestic programs: cooking, bathing, sleeping, storing. The facade is open, and frames the horizon the inhabitant is denied seeing upon his approach.