Berkshires House IV

Photos by Ken Gutmaker

This house mines the potential of vernacular form to create residential architecture that is inspired by the rich agrarian heritage of the region.  The arrangement of the house and barn/guest house forms a protected courtyard open to the southeast and the view.  Columns of rough-hewn local granite are similar to those used in nearby nineteenth century Shaker communities.  A metal chimney allows the windows to continue uninterrupted around the southeast corner of the living room.

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