Berkshires House IX
Photos by Paul Rocheleau
Sited at the brink of a spectacular precipice, this collection of buildings houses the living and working needs of a family of four. We intentionally pulled the house back from the edge to preserve the view for the surrounding region. Allowing certain existing trees to remain and painting the house in muted earth tones helped to accomplish this goal. A second benefit of this decision is a front yard that creates a park-like setting. The soffits of the very large overhang, painted red, are supported by black steel brackets. The intersections of the sloping roofs form a complex ceiling landscape on the interior.