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Copper House / Della Valle Bernheimer

  • Architects: Della Valle Bernheimer
  • Location: Hillsdale, NY 12529, USA
  • 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: 2007
  • Photographs: Richard Barnes

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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.

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© Richard Barnes
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