House in the Woods

East Aurora. NY, USA
Year Completed
Building Type
New Build
3,000 sq. ft.

This house was constructed on a 21 acre site, bounded by a wide creek on one side and a high ridge on the other. The house was built without removing trees or disturbing the landscape, and parking was removed from view in order to keep the natural feel of the space.

The house was designed as a pavilion with only the service spaces enclosed. The structure was placed in an open field to take advantage of the views of the creek and the ridge. The house was also located to take advantage of the cool summer afternoon breezes off the creek. The two major interior activity areas have been separated by a connecting link, so that members of the family may gather as a group during meals, etc. without disturbing others.