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Copper House / Della Valle Bernheimer

  • 01:00 - 14 August, 2010
Copper House / Della Valle Bernheimer
Copper House / Della Valle Bernheimer, © Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hillsdale, NY 12529, United States
  • Architects

    Della Valle Bernheimer
  • Partner In Charge

    Andrew Bernheimer
  • Project Team

    Brian Butterfield
  • Project Manager

    Erik Helgen
  • Client

    Andrew, Nicole, and Isaac Bernheimer
  • Contractor

    Andrew Bernheimer with Dean Contracting
  • Area

    2590.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The Copper House is located in the Hudson Valley on a wooded, six-acre site two hours north of New York City. Clad almost entirely in corrugated copper siding and a mixture of flat-seam and standing seam copper roofing, the skin will age and develop a patina that reflects time through material changes. The three-bedroom house features distinctive, sculpted south-facing skylights that allow light into various public and private spaces.

© Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

The ground floor contains two bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and a home office. An eight-foot tall, 30-foot-long, open bookshelf system runs the length of the ground floor creating a sense of delineation between rooms, while retaining visual connections across the various spaces. The second floor contains a master bedroom, playroom, and attic space, with windows overlooking the sculpted copper skylights.

© Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes
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