Framed in a daring display of oak and steel, The Lodge is a modern day fortress. Considered the ultimate blend of old world and new world, The Lodge was designed to emulate the structure of a Bucks County Quaker meeting house exterior, slyly hiding a smooth SOHO Loft interior.
The walls, ceilings, and floors of The Lodge are entirely comprised of reclaimed wood, hand salvaged from the forest after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, totaling enough recycled wood to stretch over 200 football fields, without any drywall or plaster. Weighing in at over 1.6 million pounds, and defiantly anchored directly into the bedrock, The Lodge is a monument to nature, and man’s dominion over it
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Welcome. See through the house. The back of the home is a mirror image of the front. All windows line up on the front and rear exactly the same, and all windows align accordingly in all interior rooms. thrive with symmetry and balance and this home is an in depth look into my mind. I addition to balance, I like the rawness that mother nature provides. This home is meant to showcase the power and beauty of the surrounding forest environment while maintaining an appropriate vernacular style. Hope you enjoy.
Seating for 12, Oak and Steel, Wide Plank Oak Floors, Custom Mill, Wood Panel Walls, Exposed Structure, Industrial Strength, Oak Plank Table, Open Oak and Steel Stairs, Blown Glass Lights, Cedar Log Candle Stand, Timber Frame Hammers, Kef In home stereo, low voltage tech lighting throughout
Wide Plank Oak Flooring, Rough Sawn and left natural with brush sanding only, Exposed oak and steel frame, concrete fireplace surround, rumford firebox design 5'W x 4.5'H., blackened fire bricks, vintage hand augers, wood wall panels (black of course!), huge over sized filament bulbs, low voltage tech lighting, custom leather sofa with chevron design, hand drums from all over
Wide Plank oak floors, hand milled, 480 pounds of cut nails for install flooring throughout the home, custom leather sofas with chevron pattern from "Of Iron & Oak", silver maple flitch sawn coffee table, cast concrete fireplace surround, exposed oak and steel frame, antique furniture, and long horn skull
The Photo was taken in the evening for a quiet and subtle effect. The purity of the space is an escape from the high drama of the rest of the home. The only things in this living room are the black 9' long chesterfield sofa from "Of Iron & Oak", the huge 32" diameter vintage search light from the Suez Canal, the piano and a fireplace opposite of the chesterfield.
Exposed Oak and Steel Frame. Large silver Maple slab for display, lanterns, low voltage lighting, leather seating/sofas from "Of Iron & Oak", huge oak passage ways, Kef stereo systems.
Designed to cook. Galley Kitchen. Stainless Steel Cabinets inside and out shown on the left, and high gloss gray cabinets with stainless interiors shown on the right. All cast concrete counter tops. Vintage nautical lights sourced abroad and originally from somewhere interesting I'm sure... Thermador Applaiances, wide plank oak flooring, exposed oak and steel frame.
Front and Center Stage cooking. Designed for those who love the kitchen and love to show off their skills. Vintage nautical lighting, cast concrete counter tops, wide plank oak flooring, all Thermador Appliances, custom cabinets, sheep skin dressings for fun shown under the island.
Twin wine columns, huge center island for ample counter space and entertainment. Double sided gas fireplace.
1,400lb King Bed. Built in the space from extra timbers not used in the construction of the home. 20" wide oak planks make up the head and foot boards. 4' wide sliding doors, 4' wide traffic areas through the home to provide ease of flow, wide plank oak flooring milled my hand onsite, all wood walls and ceilings.
Layering colors and textures for dramatic effect. Provides a sense of depth and keeps interest alive. Plus I always enjoy a steep contrast between spaces.
Leading into the dressing room.
What is the point of having cool stuff if it is always buried in a closet!? If you have it, show it.
Traditional Meeting House in Style. House is 80' long and attached to the garage by a covered walkway.
Heavy oak timbers and rigid steel and oak stair case. Again, I like layering textures and color contrasts for dramatic effect. With exception to the red drum, the only color of this space is the oak itself. The floors and ceiling are oak including the large square opening. However the oak timbers used in the opening have been tanned in the sun for several months longer than the rest of the oak used throughout the home. Tanning oak will turn it gray. I chose to use the gray patina surface in this spot to provide a transition from the black walls to the lighter oak stairs. The gray seems to add dimension - leading you in towards the steps. Cultivating the oak patina using sunshine and careful rotation of the sides facing the sun, has allowed the lighter colored staircase to "pop" against the black background. Eventually, all of the oak in the home will silver and gray. It will take some time, but you can accelerate that process without "fuming" and "staining" by you use of water and sunshine. The process is highly labor intensive and requires great care. Wood will need to be wet and rotated several times daily and exposed to the sun. Rotation will reduce cupping of the wood. Oak (white, red, black oak) will all turn silver then various shades of dark gray. Pine, Fir, and Hemlock will all turn golden at first, then slowly into amber browns.
Vintage Nautical lights. Oak and steel staircase. Visual pass through opens the space up and provides points of interest. Steel work installed by artist and fabricator Justin Long, justinlongart.com.
Leading through the house. Central Foyer is a display of symmetry. Angus hides. Axes on display. Wide plank oak flooring all rough sawn and hand brush sanded.
Red Antiques for contrast against the black background.
Heavy oak timber pie staircase.