Courtyard view.

Courtyard view.


Category: Live
Honorable Mention

This one-bedroom main house and adjacent guest house are located on a steep, densely wooded, 16-acre site in the Berkshires. To navigate the difficult topography, the Cambridge, Mass.–based architects designed a 200-foot-long retaining wall, made out of board-formed concrete, to help create a level field for a garden and the two structures. The wood-clad, steel-framed, 6,400-square-foot main house sports a cantilevered deck that projects into the treetops to maximize views?but the exposed steel beams felt heavy and unresolved to the jury. Milled aluminum L-sections are used as detailing on the façade, and serve both as sunshades, and a means of framing the entry. Overall, the choice of materials, the program, and the level of craft suggested to juror Sheila Kennedy that “there’s a talented team there.”

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Guest house exterior.

Guest house exterior.


Exterior.

Exterior.


Sketch

Sketch

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Exterior view showing cantilevered deck.

Exterior view showing cantilevered deck.


Exterior detail.

Exterior detail.


Second-Floor Plan

Second-Floor Plan

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First-Floor Plan

First-Floor Plan

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Living room.

Living room.


Reading area with views out to the surrounding landscape.

Reading area with views out to the surrounding landscape.



Project Credits

Project  Red Rock House, Red Rock, N.Y. Client Stephen Montifiore and Victoria DiNardo
Architect  Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge, Mass.—Nick Winton, AIA, Alex Anmahian, AIA (principals); Makoto Abe (project architect); Sydney Thiel, Mazen Sakr (design team)
Contractor  Lou Boxer Builder
Structural Engineer  RSE Associates
Landscape Architect  Reed Hilderbrand
Photographer  Jane Messinger
Size  6,400 square feet
Cost  $2.7 million