The ‘Hub’ (STEAM Center) | Shady Hill School
This large three-story wood-frame shingle style vacation house was carefully sited to take advantage of the sweeping views of the ocean and large lot. The house was designed in an open plan to allow visual connections between the separate rooms and allow for ocean views whenever possible.
With Dorm Parent apartments and a teaching kitchen.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Set on a small island in northern Maine, this cottage was constructed under a limited budget, which made it imperative to use a number of inexpensive materials such as prefabricated wood attic trusses and vinyl clad windows. The 1,700 square foot residence contains a two story “living hall,” kitchen, one bath, utility/mudroom area, one bedroom downstairs, and a sleeping loft ideal for small children to form lifelong memories of summer vacations at the cottage.
Designed with a strong indoor/outdoor connection, this residence utilizes its site perfectly with views to South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains to the north and Lake Keowee to the south. This indoor/outdoor connection culminates in the Living Hall, where views to both the lake and mountains can be seen, and the glass wall enclosing the room are actually doors which can open up onto the terrace, making it a fully functional open room. The use of materials, like indigenous stone and local woods, grounds the structure to its hilltop site and helps the house fit in to its surroundings.
Geometry, space, color, and finishes are all vibrant and emotive in this expansive family home nestled on the edge of a meadow.