From Dean Dowd on August 02, 2010 in Green Remodeling
Who said that prefabs are only for cramped urban-dwellers? The Mountain Retreat in Kerhonkson, New York by Resolution: 4 Architecture proves that pre-fabs can be sprawling spaces with an undoubtedly stylish edgejust perfect for a mountainside getaway.
Tucked away in the Catskill Mountains, this home was made specifically for an outdoor enthusiast. In fact, the homeowner decided how he wanted his house positioned by camping out on a hillside overhead. In the end, he got just what he wanted: 1,800 square feet of outdoor and indoor living space that allowed him to become a part of the mountain.
The house is positioned partly on concrete stilts for a few reasons: to allow for parking that wouldnt block the entryway, provide support for the great room that sits on the second story, and create the impression that it sits eye-to-eye with the treetops. Cedar siding, concrete panels and glass materials recreate the warmth and rocky terrain of the surroundings.
The cool butterfly roof channels are used to funnel rainwater into stainless-steel scuppers, which then create a waterfall effect onto boulders below.
A tall sloped ceiling in the bedroom, along with ample windows throughout the house, help create the perfect setting for natural light to pour through. White cotton curtains on steel tracks allow for privacy if need be, without entirely darkening the space. Well done, re4a.