A House in the Woods, NY

The project “A house in the woods” were designed by William Reue Architecture studio. This project was selected for the 2013 High Honors Design Award by AIA Westchester Hudson Valley. The project is a single-family home located on a densely forested 8.5 acre lot at the base of the Shawangunk Mountains.A_House_in_the_Woods_ A_House_in_the_Woods_2

The design for A House in the Woods was grounded in the owner’s desire to build an artful home that responded to her values of order, beauty, and environmental stewardship. The structure’s uncomplicated geometry is enriched by the boldness of its materials, resulting in a balanced composition that is both sensuous and refined. The house is a personal refuge that takes its design cues from the colors and textures of the natural landscape.A_House_in_the_Woods_04 A_House_in_the_Woods_05

The wall also operates as a spine that organizes the interior spaces into a series of cinematic portals to the landscape.A_House_in_the_Woods_06

The character of the minimalist interior is profoundly impacted by the changes of the wooded site from season to season.A_House_in_the_Woods_08 A_House_in_the_Woods_07A_House_in_the_Woods_09A House in the Woods is over 55% more energy efficient than a typical new home. The project was certified LEED-Silver in February 2013.

READ ALSO: RESIDENTIAL TOWNHOUSE WEST VILLAGE, NEW YORK, NY

Source: William Reue Architecture

Photos: Steve Freihon

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