This villa is located on the river bank of a large river. The river offers an exceptional view from the house, however, it is facing the North side of the site while the street is on the South.
The design for this client’s “dream house on the water”capitalizes on every opportunity to incorporate views of the Long Island Sound within the home. The placement and expanse of the fir windows and sliding doors underscore the waters proximity.read more
The design challenge involved rethinking the existing facade, improving the convoluted interior layout, and enriching each space with finely crafted materials. We were required to reuse the existing footprint, while raising the top of foundation walls to exceed new flood regulations. Innovative materials were used to produce an energy efficient thermal envelope and contemporary yet contextually appropriate facades.
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Empty-nesters purchased a 1960s ranch, imagining its transformation into an innovative, light-filled, and efficient modern home where they would retire. They sought a simpler lifestyle, where they could inhabit a single floor, entertain informally, and experience the wooded and rocky landscape from within the home.read more