Looking North from walking approach with (from left) exterior terrace stair, kitchen corner window and carport.
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 
Dining room with Woodstove, and kitchen beyond.
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 
Kitchen with Island, custom white oak/stainless steel cabinets, and integrated steel primary building structure.
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 
Master Bath view with custom wall mounted cabinetry, and waterproof plaster finish throughout.
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 
Exterior Deck with extensive green roof and thermally isolated steel plate roof overhangs.
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 
Stair volume with floating steel plate treads flanked by polished concrete shear walls.
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 
Living Room viewed from south exterior with corner lift-slide doors and sun control feature.
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 
Kitchen interior and Deck stair at dusk.
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 
House exterior viewed from pool area (southeast).
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 
View of negative edge pool with Poolhouse adjacent.
Photo © Florian Holzherr
 
 

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City
Lake Hill, NY
Year
2012

The rural mountain was transformed into a residential compound with the minimum of disturbance to natural features.

The house integrates outdoor and indoor common/living spaces with three private bedroom/bathroom suites.

The architectural form maximizes the provision of thermal insulation and passive solar gain (comfort and energy efficiency) and eliminates the interaction of interior and exterior structure (thermal bridging).

Locally sourced and regionally crafted materials provide a finish palette that includes board formed concrete, epoxy coated structural steel, re-claimed black walnut, stainless steel, Onondaga limestone and lime based plaster.

While the resulting house is rooted in traditional construction and craft methodologies, the project aspires to the integration of high performance building techniques with regionally derived modern forms.