"I wanted a contemporary design that complimented the natural lakeside setting--a house that was both visually arresting but also extremely functional. The result is a house with open spaces for entertaining, an easy flow into the landscape, and enough private spaces to work in. The fact that RPA was able to accomplish this with a pretty strict budget still amazes me. Working with Richard has been a dream. He not only listened to all my ideas, but he always pushed them to a better, more interesting place. In my experience, it's rare to find an architect whose designs are equally informed by aesthetics and the practicality of construction. The entire process has been deeply satisfying and I ended up with a house that was better than I could have ever imagined”
Colin Dickerman, Homeowner

DESCRIPTION
A modern weekend retreat for a New York City publishing executive interested in enjoying the outdoors. Built near a secluded lake outside the village of Narrowsburg, NY in the Upper Delaware River Valley, this compact house sits on the edge of a sloping, densely wooded and boulder-strewn escarpment with filtered views of the lakeshore.

DESIGN
The design goal was a cost and energy efficient retreat house that settled lightly on the landscape. The building is on piers and has the feel of a tree house set on the edge of a wildflower meadow with views to the lake and forest. Primary features of this weekend retreat house are its simple, open form and clean aesthetic. It emphasizes natural materials including a stone fireplace, Douglas Fir interior finishes, and indoor / outdoor rooms with a visual connection to the natural setting. The open plan also includes private spaces and features that make it a perfect writer’s retreat.

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Evening view from forest

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View of Entry

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View from Lake

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View from forest

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View from forest

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View of entry in evening

Modern home with Living Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Shelves, Chair, Sectional, Bookcase, Table, Recessed Lighting, Lamps, Pendant Lighting, Floor Lighting, Rug Floor, and Standard Layout Fireplace. The energy-efficient Dickerman Residence by Richard Pedranti Architect boasts warm wood ceilings, midcentury-inspired furnishings, and a stately stone fireplace. Photo 7 of Dickerman ResidenceView Photos

The energy-efficient Dickerman Residence by Richard Pedranti Architect boasts warm wood ceilings, midcentury-inspired furnishings, and a stately stone fireplace.

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View of living room

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View of kitchen

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View of the office

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View of hallway

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View of screen porch and entry

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View of forest through entry

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Birds eye view

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Birds eye view

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Floor Plan

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Landscape Plan

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Dickerman Residence Exploded Axon

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East Elevation

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West Elevation

Photographer
  • Jeff Totaro

Overview

Location
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2018
  • Square Feet
  • 1800
  • Lot Size
  • 11 Acres