The first in a series of sustainable, site-specific homes built at Pasture Rock in Northern Dutchess County, this home was designed to “disappear” into the side of a hill while allowing 30 mile views. So energy efficient, the original owner said “it costs no money to heat”. Not exactly true, but it does score extremely high in every independent heating and cooling test.
A design that while reminiscent of Arts and Crafts bungalows has a decidedly decidedly modern feel once inside. Do your guests feel the need for even more privacy? Let them have the canopy bed with doors that slide around it to make a room within a room.
On a densely wooded, rocky ledge, we were challenged to design a home that would disturb as little of the natural and rugged landscape as possible. This led to the use of bridges and cantilevers to connect parts of the house directly to the grounds.
This renovation was designed to open the house up to the Catskill Mountain views and the glorious sunsets the Hudson Valley is known for. Originally a sprawling ranch, the new design focuses on vertical drama with cathedral ceilings and loft spaces, to take advantage of every opportunity for windows.
Platinum LEED certifiable, this house combines casual comfort with cutting edge sustainability. Traditional forms used in a contemporary way means an open plan that allows both loft-like airiness as well as peaceful privacy.