Certain musical elements are carried through the layouts. A five-line music staff inlaid in the floor runs the length of the entry hall into the great room of the piano house; a central courtyard resembles the body of a guitar, with a round fountain where the sounding hole would be.
A circular dining room occupies the heart of the guitar house, with six lines inlaid in the floor extending from the dining room to the fireplace and outlining the base of the neck.
The most ambitious plan is the French horn house. The tubing pattern forms curving counters and inlaid flooring throughout the main living area. The mouthpiece is a planter in a private garden for the master bath.
These were just whimsical experiments to work within the constraints of musical forms with curves. I’ll explore how music affects design in real buildings in another post.