Sitting on top of a knoll this cottage style residence is divided into two distinct structures with a glass bridge connector that joins them together. The main core structure houses all of the living functions while the secondary structure houses four bed rooms, laundry, bathrooms and an exercise room. The concept of spreading the house out in separate structures was born from our client’s desire of not wanting the house to have a two story appearance. The site is wooded with a pretty pond and natural rock out cropping’s. We were all on board with creating a new house that would blend in and complement the property.
Our design strategy included creating deep roof overhangs which create strong shadow lines grounding the house with the site. Natural stone, cedar shingles and an earth tone color palette further relate and allow the house to blend in. Siting the house on the knoll minimized site disturbance and allowed for a walkout basement in the secondary bed room structure. The pond located on the southwestern side of the property is visible from each main space including the Master Suite. Taken together with the three car garage and separate vaulted screen porch, the house has the feel of lodge which is very befitting of its location.
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