PRIVATE RESIDENCE

 

ohio

 

Designed along the extraordinary ridge-top of the 11 acre site, this home celebrates its wooded and serene surroundings. The peaceful site in pastoral Ohio serves as a retreat for the active young family, vast landscape vistas serve to allow the home to shape a focus on to its tranquil setting. The site has a rolling topography, a forest of mature oak trees and a gentle creek carving the ridge line in an elegant path , it is this path and the natural terrain that shapes the planning of the architecture. The home is defined as a simple, uncomplicated building, it follows the sloping site with indigenous rock wall formations, sheltering the house and pool. A series of timber-framed shed roof planes gently rise from the supporting stone planar walls, lightly capped by naturally weathered metal roofing over redwood-clad volumes. Expansive windows provide natural lighting throughout the house, while a broad overhang soften the edge between interior and exterior. The interior spaces mingle to allow a spacious yet defined interior setting, ideal for the home owners collection of art and imagery.