Portfolio: New Homes: River House (2007)

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This owners wanted a traditional brick home built on this spectacular riverfront site, and while many aspects of the plan and material palette are traditional, the desire to open up to the river views meant more organic, arcing lines towards the rear of the house. We sited the house in an existing clearing, back far enough from the cliff-like river bank to allow for a level lawn. A large garage with guest quarters above is connected to the house with a long breezeway, creating an entry court. Behind the formal front of the house, walls angle back to create river views even from the front rooms. A curving colonnade inside spreads the living space out towards the river, and curved walls of windows bring this form to the exterior.

Interior finishes include salvaged heart pine flooring, salvaged panel doors, and detailed casings and moldings throughout. The fireplace surround was creating using pilasters salvaged from a commercial building doorway.

General Contractor: Loudin Building Systems

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