Architect: Jeff Jordan Architects, Location: Irvington, New York
From the architect: "Deertrack Lane was a 1960's era two level home that needed a spark. Our focus was on reworking the entryway, stair and interior and exterior living areas to address our clients' interest in a more comfortable and livable home. Through the strategic removal of interior walls, the addition of a new soaring roof over the living space and the inclusion of lots of new windows, the somewhat dark and confined house was turned into a bright and airy oasis set amidst the trees."
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2. Morell House
Architect: Vibe Design Group, Location: Mornington, Victoria, Australia
From the architect: "Morell House is the latest home on the Mornington Peninsula from Vibe Design Group. An exercise in form and volume, this building offers something special from every angle. Stepped, interconnected boxes, undulate with the terrain and define the character of the exterior. The interior which is centered around a full height void, conjures connection between upper living spaces and kids play zones on the lower level. As you progress through the building, what was a glimpse of greenery upon entering becomes a curated visual connection to the mature English Oak Tree, a focal point of the site."
Architect: GRAS Reynés Arquitectos, Location: Puerto de Andrach, Balearic Islands, Spain
From the architect: "This project is [all about] the site: an empty natural space offering dramatic topography and fabulous views. Is it possible to expose the house to the views and keep privacy? The design strategy projects the house out of the hill as much as possible. The view immediately opens up once entering the house, providing a full panoramic view of the valley and the sea."
Architect: Trevor McIvor Architect, Location: Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
From the architect: "Sited overlooking beautiful Lake Joseph, Stanley Bay Cottage is anchored into the surrounding granite stone with a lower level walk out facing the lake. The varying roof planes of the building are inspired by the sloping landscapes. Upon approach, the lake is revealed through the home’s transparency. Vertical and horizontal prefinished wood siding is used to accentuate the various volumes and highlighting the program."
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