“A cabin in the woods” was the initial prompt for this project, and while that remained the central concept of the design, the project ultimately became an exercise in balancing traditional aesthetics with contemporary finishes and materials. This is best seen in the approach, as the gable end of the house, with wall to wall glazing, cantilevers over the landscape. This end of the house holds a vaulted, double height, great room complete with a large fireplace and views into the dark woods that surround the home. Off the great room is a spacious screened in porch, where the sound of the small brook that runs nearby can be heard. As one travels back into the house, the scale shifts down for cozy bedrooms and private spaces. The kitchen island and primary bathroom vanity were custom fabricated by the client, who runs their own furniture company, and most of the interior wood, including the tongue and groove ceilings throughout, and the wall paneling in the primary bedroom, was milled from trees taken down on site — these are just some of the details that contribute to the beautifully bespoke nature of this build.

Interiors: Doorman Designs