Mitchell/David House, South Egremont, Massachusetts

Photos by Michael Lavin Flower and Ann K McCallum

A magnificent stand of birch trees gave us the opportunity to create an interesting entry sequence.  On arrival, you find a large opening through the barn-like guest wing which frames a view of the white tree trunks against a background of deep forest.  Walking up the ramp in this opening brings you to a sheltered, south-facing courtyard and the front door.  Virtually all rooms in the house receive direct sunlight in spite of the fact that the best views are to the north.

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