Adirondacks House

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.

An extended family asked us to design a house to accommodate their large, close clan on land they’ve known for decades, a south-facing, gently sloping, wooded hillside in the Adirondacks. Strongly committed to protecting the woodland, the family challenged us to develop an approach that would create minimal disturbance to the site. They requested an efficient plan that would create varied spaces in which the family could gather, cook, read, watch movies and appreciate the surrounding woods, while simultaneously providing private sleeping quarters for at least fourteen.

Our plan creates one large, open space with views in all directions to the woods; four identical closed volumes lock into the plan at its corners to create closed spaces for bedrooms and baths. A screened porch to the south of the main space opens to views on three sides and places the family during summer days and evenings right amongst the trees, edging up against the site’s enormous boulders. Bedrooms feel like treehouses; each room contains one enormous window facing directly to the woods, while the plan organization prevents views from room to room.

The house accommodates wheelchair access to all spaces on the ground floor – across three levels - thanks to gently sloping ramps used by all.