The project Old Stone House is realized in a picturesque mountainous corner of the valley of the Hudson River in the USA. Old Stone House is located on a plot of 2.7 hectares and belongs to a young couple for a weekend rest.
At the initial stage, a two-storey building with an area of 186 square meters was dismantled to three stone walls and a foundation, and then reduced to a single-storey construction of 93 square meters with 28 squares of additional space and a basement.
The customer liked the original masonry, traditional for this region, and he wanted to include it in the new design. The renewed roof and wall became a principled concept, embracing the existing stone structure, giving the structure the shape of a conventional barn, permeated with natural light. The texture of rough stone in combination with a black metal roof and cedar siding in black creates the impression of solidity.
The anodized aluminum plate surrounds the window and door openings, emphasizing the difference between new and old. The main area with an open layout according to the type of loft includes a living room, a dining room, and a kitchen. A ceiling of 4.8 meters high with a sunroof in the roof dissipates daylight, while large sliding doors are pleased with the view of the mountain scenery and the exit to the teakwood platform, stretching along the entire southern facade. Vintage iron legs of the dining table add an industrial flavor to the interior along with custom pendant lamps.
Modest bedrooms and a bathroom are grouped on the eastern side of the new dwelling. The ceilings in the bedrooms are painted white. This modern countryside design with a carefully thought-out window arrangement perfectly looks in the soft morning light.