Located on the edge of a small town in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, this 2,200-square-foot prefab house occupies a small clearing in the woods. The rectilinear volume sits perpendicular to the end of a long gravel driveway, which continues on as a walking path to a series of hiking trails on Kaaterskill High Peak. Upon arrival, a large Ledgestone wall, quarried locally and stacked by local artisan masons, demarcates the circular auto court and conceals the home's entry. The small footprint of the home allows for efficient heating and cooling using a solar and geothermal energy cogeneration system.

The house sits along the edge of a hiking trail, running north to south along a plateau marked to the west by a thirty-foot rock formation. A two-by-two cedar slat wall provides privacy from the path leading to hiking trails. Designed for a family of four with two young boys who enjoy playing on the lawn and hiking the nearby trails, the main level is surrounded by an Ipe deck, drawing the interior bamboo floors out onto the exterior lawn. A media room on the second floor serves as a workshop for the video game-designer father, and solid, bold colors throughout reflect the mother's Swedish background and her work in the fashion industry.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Prefab Building Type, and Stone Siding Material. Entry court Photo 2 of Catskills SuburbanView Photos

Entry court

Wrap-around Ipe deck Photo 3 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Wrap-around Ipe deck

Ipe roof deck with outdoor fireplace and stone surround Photo 4 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Ipe roof deck with outdoor fireplace and stone surround

Cedar and Ipe porch Photo 5 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Cedar and Ipe porch

Stacked stone wall, cedar window trim, and custom overflow scupper Photo 6 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Stacked stone wall, cedar window trim, and custom overflow scupper

Ipe roof deck with outdoor fireplace and stone surround Photo 7 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Ipe roof deck with outdoor fireplace and stone surround

Locally quarried hand-stacked Ledgestone wall built by local artisan masons Photo 8 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Locally quarried hand-stacked Ledgestone wall built by local artisan masons

Modern home with Bath Room. Bathroom Photo 9 of Catskills SuburbanView Photos

Bathroom

Ipe, cedar, ledgestone, and cement board materials complement one another Photo 10 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Ipe, cedar, ledgestone, and cement board materials complement one another

Brightly-painted children's bedroom Photo 11 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Brightly-painted children's bedroom

Modern home with Living Room, Rug Floor, Medium Hardwood Floor, Sofa, Shelves, Chair, Standard Layout Fireplace, Recessed Lighting, Coffee Tables, and End Tables. Natural ledgestone surrounds the fireplace in the living space Photo 12 of Catskills SuburbanView Photos

Natural ledgestone surrounds the fireplace in the living space

Bathroom Photo 13 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Bathroom

Handrail bracket detail Photo 14 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Handrail bracket detail

The home is accessed via a long gravel drive through the woods Photo 15 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

The home is accessed via a long gravel drive through the woods

Fireplace Photo 17 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Fireplace

Kitchen, dining, and living occupy one large open space Photo 18 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Kitchen, dining, and living occupy one large open space

Kitchen, dining, and living occupy one large open space Photo 19 of Catskills Suburban modern homeView Photos

Kitchen, dining, and living occupy one large open space

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2009
  • Square Feet
  • 2200