CATSKILL, NY

Project Team: Jake Wright, Wen Chen, Gerry Murphy (interiors)  www.mgerard.com        

Fabricated by: DeckHouse

Builder:Todd Stinson (Cedar Crest Construction)

The orientation, spatial organization, glazing, and overhangs were designed to respond to the sun's path, views, topography, and the clients' desire for a warm, but modern, informal kitchen-dining-living open space. Well lit spaces and a visual connection to the outside were a major priority. Operable windows at floor and ceiling level encourage "stack effect" cooling and ventilation. While all spaces are to open to each other, each maintains its own identity. The forms and proportions directly result from the clients' program responding to the site, articulated through Deck House's refined post and beam system.