Modern House in the Woods
Nestled into the woods sitting on eighteen acres is a natural modern house that terraces into the moraine landscaping. Large rocks, ferns and a diverse mixture of deciduous trees make up the landscape. The house was designed as a true blend of landscape and architecture. As you approach the house there is a 180’ bridge that takes you through the woods to the front door. All of the topography on the site has been maintained as a strategy for the house positioning and design. The exterior consists of stone, corten metal siding, reclaimed torched barn siding, stained douglas fir and Marvin windows. The great room of the house is a modern post and beam structure which creates a feeling as if you are in a tree house. The open floor plan promotes gathering in the core of the house and takes advantage of the view of the woodlands.
The interior materials consist of a large mixture of exterior materials that connect the indoor and outdoors. The second-floor loft has a music room and study that overlooks the great room and acts as an entertainment space for parties. The first floor has two on suite bedrooms and master bedroom, all having dramatic views into the woods. The master bath is a very tranquil space with a spa layout including a large 1200-pound boulder between the shower and concrete soaking tub in the wet room. The exterior spaces of the house feel as if you are literally in the middle of the woods. The outdoor kitchen incorporates a pizza oven, fireplace and full operating outdoor kitchen with lounge space. The rainwater is collected off of the two main roofs through a large custom corten metal gutter and the water flows into a rock swale that flows under the bridge. The house is inherently very sustainable including lots of daylighting and views, reclaimed siding, geothermal hvac, radiant floor heating, low V.O.C. materials a high-performance envelope. This house is a great example of how nature truly influences a successful architectural design.

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