Site size: 3 acres
Project size: 900 sq. ft.
Program: A new one-bedroom house serves as an alternative residence for the architect/owner.
Location: A lush and wooded lot abuts the famed Old Albany Post Road'itself listed as an historic site'and a natural preserve.
Solution: The shed-roof house, familiar to the regional vernacular, has a main level based on a quadripartite plan. The three main spaces'living area, dining room, and kitchen'wrap around a fourth quadrant, an open deck. The bedroom and bathroom occupy a second floor mezzanine, and spaces at the rear open to the outdoors through large, retractable windows.
Construction and materials: Salvaged Douglas fir walls, cedar roof shingles, ipe wood decking and blue stone paving give the house a simple, natural look that easily fits in with its surroundings.
Sharon Davis Design
31 Perry Street
New York, NY 10014
TEL: (212) 255 8025
Owner: Sharon Davis
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Design Team: Tyler Survant, Damen Hamilton, Sam Keller, Ashley Gange
Combination wood and steel frame
Metal Panels: Corten steel (for landscape area)
Rainscreen: The house uses a rainscreen system. The exterior cladding is salvaged Douglas fir. Waterproofing by Vaproshield.
Precast concrete: Board-formed cast-in place concrete foundation walls
Wood: Salvaged Douglas fir (from http://www.hudson-co.com/), Ipe wood decking, Mahogany railings
Moisture barrier: Vaproshield
Metal frame: Large sliders and Windows at rear are aluminum made by Schuco
Sliding doors: Glass sliding doors by Schuco
Floor and wall tile: Local blue stone for bathroom walls and floors. Also used for exterior stairs and paths
Woodwork (custom dining table) Designed by Sharon Davis Design
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