We are a full service architecture and interior design office based in New York, Western Massachusetts and working the Hudson Valley, Berkshires and beyond. We aim to elevate the quality of people’s lives through architecture by creating spaces that inspire discovery. Our approach is simultaneously exploratory, technical, and responsive to requirements of the project and sites on which we build. Our process intuitively reveals possibilities latent within every brief over a range of project types and scales including urbanism, buildings, houses, renovations, additions, interior design and furniture. Regardless of scale, we are committed to be curiously engaged and thorough from beginning to end.

Egremont, Massachusetts

Part of a group of houses that share a common open space, this house was to serve as a retirement home for two New York City professionals seeking the Berkshires lifestyle.

With an abundance of views, we were able orient the house to maximize exposure to the sun with compromizing the scenic beauty of the site. Surrounded by a pine forest, the house sits on an open field that is mowed twice a year. By mid-summer, the house is an oasis in a meadow.

Designed within a compact footprint, the 2000sf house provides for three bedrooms and carport with exterior enclosed storage. The approach to the front door is excavated out of a small hill that serves as a type of plinth so that reaching the front door one is 24in submerged into the ground. The South side of the house is at grade and faces the meadow. The simple roof profile mimicks the slope of the ground while the shallow pitch allows for ample ceiling heights in the guest bedrooms.