Garrison, New York

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Program: A 3,500-square-foot single family home sited on 3 acres.

Design concept and solution: Two distinct volumes clad in concrete, masonry, and glass differentiate public space from private space in this steel-framed residence; both offer views of the surrounding river and mountains. The private upper volume cantilevers 17 feet beyond the lower public volume. The lower level includes a 10-foot entrance alley for the owner’s tropical trees, and is topped with a green roof, which provides insulation, absorbs storm water, and creates a landscaped view for the second–story spaces.



Toshiko Mori Architect
199 Lafayette Street Suite 5A
New York, NY 10012

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

Principal: Toshiko Mori, FAIA

Project Architect: Sonya Lee



General contractor:

ASK Enterprise

Structural Engineers:

Rodney D. Gibble Consulting Engineers

Mep Engineers:

Plus Group Consulting Engineers

Landscape Architect:

Quennell Rothschild & Partners, LLP

Cost Estimator:

Stuart Lynn Company, Inc

Specifications Consultant:

Donald Baerman



For photographs of House in Garrison:
Iwan Baan

For portrait of Toshiko Mori:

Yanai Yechiel 




Structural system:

Steel frame

Exterior cladding:



Metal/glass curtainwall:

Schuco curtain wall

Aluminum Siding:

Alucobond composite panel



Green Roof:

Live Roof



Insulated Glass:

1” insulated low e glass, Prelco



Sliding doors: Schuco


Interior finishes: 

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:

English Sycamore custom millwork, fsc wood, low voc adhesives


Duro-Design bamboo flooring


Environmental systems: 

Solar collectors:

Enerwork Collectors
Hudson Valley Clean Energy


Radiant floor:


Geothermal heat pumps: