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House On Punkinville Road / Norelius Studio

  • 01:00 - 8 November, 2010
House On Punkinville Road / Norelius Studio
House On Punkinville Road / Norelius Studio, © Sandy Agrafiotis
© Sandy Agrafiotis

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From the architect. The genesis of this project came from the clients, a couple who had lived many years in a treasured 19th century cape, and who sought a significant change in lifestyle. Their deep appreciation of that cape and its particular relationship with its site made them realize that their new site--a spectacular inland promontory on ledge, juniper, and blueberries with extensive views—required a very different architectural solution.

© Sandy Agrafiotis
© Sandy Agrafiotis

The concept that evolved was a perpendicular stacking of two simple volumes. This allowed a relatively small footprint on a pristine site, and also created useful negative space—a carport below, and an expansive deck above. Furthermore, it guaranteed that the house took advantage of the entire site, ensuring each space its own particular, appropriate relationship to sun, passive solar gain, and views.

© Sandy Agrafiotis
© Sandy Agrafiotis

The plan is simple and rigorous, based on the module of a single prefabricated window unit that is used throughout. The entirely-wood structural system was edited and refined to allow speed and clarity in the construction process. The sober expression of the house responds intentionally to the climatic demands of the site, and is clad humbly in white cedar shingles, the most traditional of New England building materials, and exactly what was used on that cape built a century and a half ago.

© Sandy Agrafiotis
© Sandy Agrafiotis

The priority on the interior was to create calm spaces deeply influenced by the seasons and weather. The clients consistently prioritized clarity and generosity of space over luxurious finishes and fixtures. A simple palette of concrete floors, gypsum board walls and medium-density-fiberboard cabinetry makes up the great majority of all surfaces in the house. A remarkably low construction cost was achieved because of the clients’ ability to prioritize goals, the design team’s search for simplicity in both aesthetics and construction techniques, and the builder’s ability to propose alternative, less expensive solutions for aspects of the building.

© Sandy Agrafiotis
© Sandy Agrafiotis
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Hyda Puteri Kencana · December 03, 2010

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Lucas · November 27, 2010

This house is in Maine! Not NY

The contractor is Peacock Company

Dizining · November 13, 2010

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o0 · November 13, 2010

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Architektourist · November 10, 2010

Ein ganz simpler Entwurf... und genau deshalb finde ich das Haus so gelungen. http://ow.ly/37qhu

Nicholas Patten · November 10, 2010

House On Punkinville Road. http://bit.ly/d2PG1E

sudark · November 10, 2010

if cost is a significant feature of the design, how much did the building cost per sqm?

Fabrica3 · November 10, 2010

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Scott · November 09, 2010

I like that the house is appropriately massed and exposed to it's environment. It captures the right views and protects itself from the harsh winters of upstate NY. Very good contextual approach.

BM · November 09, 2010

Nice project! What type of wall shelf units are used in the bedrooms / living rooms?!

Ted · November 10, 2010 01:11 AM

The shelving system is similar if not ISS Designs Hardware http://www.issdesigns.com/

JJ · November 09, 2010

I love everything about this house. Nice work.

Edgard Georges · November 09, 2010

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up_today_arch · November 09, 2010

Back side view with only one window is fantastic...

æon · November 09, 2010

The tiled wall finishing is a great detail, they remember me the chilean southern houses, in Chiloe.

bernard · November 10, 2010 02:11 AM

aeon the tiled wall is actually timber shingles (there are slate and artificial ones available too). They were quite popular in the arts and crafts period to cover walls. the way they work is one shingle over the other and the water just slides off them without getting underneath.

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