Luxe Lakes Villas is a community of 58 new residences situated on an island in a new lake in Chengdu, China, in a semi-urban condition. Rethinking the row house typology, each villa is pinched at its center to create new courtyards and sinuous internal pathways with framed views of the natural surroundings. The major axis’ of the villas link the street side with the lake side along a curving spine, and with each shift off the path, a view is framed, or a room with a view is discovered. The form of the villas results from deformations of this main spine that define public and private spaces. Together, the multiple villa types combine to create a new take on the urban typology, one that is adaptable to a hybrid site with dense housing in an organic framework.