"While Cutter was visiting Tacoma late in 1919 to plan the Villa Carmon, his office accounts show that he also began to work on another house of a Mediterranean type at Gravelly Lake for William Jones. Though similar in some respects, the Joneses' house was planned very differently. It is a long, narrow, single-story house with a tall central hall rising above the other rooms. Placed in a high position above the lake, it opens onto a wide terrace. But instead of developing a formal axis from the house to the lake as he had done for the Carmans, Cutter designed a romantically winding path descending to the water.
On the south wall, looking toward the lake, three tall arched windows open to the terrace and the lake beyond, very much in the style of the Villa Carman living room. Another similar feature is the tall canopied fireplace of Renaissance design. From the east and west sides of the all, double doors lead to the living room and the dining room. As a variant from previous Cutter dining rooms, this one is square, but with the corners cut off to make am octagon. An unusual element of the plan is the provision of bedrooms at the two ends of the house, creating two private bedroom zones. "
excerpt from "Kirtland Cutter, Architect in the Land of Promise" by Henry C. Matthews