Hudson Valley Modern
Slipped onto the side of Mount Beacon and a seasonal creek overlooking the Hudson River Valley, this new house negotiates a tight lot on a gentle rocky slope. The asymmetrical roof reflects the slope of the hillside while the composition of the detached garage and house echoes a rock outcropping. The pine tar stained wood siding is a natural and durable coating that honors the rejuvenating nature of the adjacent forest while letting the appearance of the pine slates show through.
The plan emphasizes easy living, open spaces and the ability to age-in-place. The entry courtyard is the link to the outdoors creating a natural gathering space that overlooks the waterfall of the creek.
The house itself is designed to be energy efficient and extremely air tight while keeping the construction techniques easy and cost effective to construct. The construction emphasizes healthy and breathable building techniques; no spray foams, fresh air, rain screen walls, no combustion appliances or heating.