A layer of felt below these cedar boards also helps improve both the acoustics and insulation of the home as every room and architectural feature inside has been designed keeping in mind the overall flow of sound through the spacious residence. With a curated backyard a relaxing pool deck and a spa this inimitable New York dwelling tells you that not everything is always about aesthetics alone!
The use of stainless steel clips was a masterstroke that helps the architects to use the cedar boards without having to worry about damage over time due to seasonal expansion and contraction of wood.
Modern suburban homes are often characterized by a distinct lack of space both on the inside and outside. With space being an absolute premium the idea of an expansive family home surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape is a hard one to achieve even if one manages to muster up the necessary economic resources.
Designed by Takeru Shoji Architects the lower level of the house contains a fabulous Japanese-style room a spare room that can accommodate guests and a fabulous master bedroom along with a master bath that exudes an air of tranquility.
A staircase leads to the lower level with the bedrooms bathrooms and guest spaces while the smart use of large windows fills even the underground level with ample natural light during daytime. With great insulation and colorful décor it is easy to quickly forget that this home is a touch different from those around it.
In fact the street façade only gives you a slight glimpse of the actual interior with two pod-like structures popping out of the otherwise green scenery. Then there is the smart waterproof rubber membrane that wraps itself around the exterior of the home to make sure that the moisture does not seep through from the green roof into the living area.
It is the “Earth Studio” that sits next to the entrance garden on the ground level with the “Wind Studio” taking up the rear and opening up towards the backyard. On the top floor it is the “Fire Studio” that holds the social terrace and a gorgeous bedroom along with additional spaces.