A Welcome To Innermost House
from Diana Lorence


The following photographs are of our year-round home in the mountains of northern California. The house was designed and built by my husband, Michael Anthony Lorence, who is a private designer and confidant to people who come to him for the special kind of conversation made possible by this house in the woods.                                 

Conceived as a retreat for searching, confidential conversation, the house was born of the marriage of my husband's passion for completeness, and my passion for emptiness.  Everything in the house is here because of my husband—   and everything not here is not here because of me. Innermost House to me means simplicity and happiness and freedom for real conversation.