The TinkerBox house is in the news again for its design, features and elements.
From the architect (edited):
“ Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A generously sized garage is the locus of the design, generating space for car storage and maintenance as well as a spacious wine cellar and a furniture workshop.
The rectangular form of the house, which is partially embedded in the hilly landscape, emerges from the lower-level garage and creates an open plan living space ideal for entertaining, relaxing by a cozy fire, or creating a home cooked meal. Upon approach to the house, visitors are greeted by a cantilevered entryway and an impressive twelve-foot mahogany pivot door and double height entryway. The exposed concrete wall extends from the exterior, and the continuous wood beam structure of the cantilever pulls the eye up and through the space. The stair, with solid wood treads made from hardwood trees formerly on the house’s site, draws guests to the main living level and bridges the private and public sections of the house.
The furniture studio below the deck is accessed via a custom oversized bi-fold door. The open-plan living space is anchored by an expansive window seat, with Marvin Casement Windows, to provide a cozy reading nook next to the built-in fireplace. The home's raised presence on the site creates a superior vantage point from the window seat, making it a wonderful place to experience the beauty of the changing seasons.
The house's simple footprint and partially submerged lower level begin to speak to its efficient design. During the summer, concrete floors and exposed concrete walls keep the first floor cool, while the covered deck and strategically placed windows on the second floor provide passive cooling for the flexible entertaining space. "
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