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House in Milan / Rangr Studio + Charlet Design

  • 00:00 - 21 February, 2014
House in Milan / Rangr Studio + Charlet Design
House in Milan / Rangr Studio  + Charlet Design , © Mikiko Kikuyama
© Mikiko Kikuyama

© Mikiko Kikuyama © Mikiko Kikuyama © Mikiko Kikuyama © Mikiko Kikuyama + 20

  • Structural Engineer

    Nat Oppenheimer, Robert Silman Associates (www.rsapc.com)
  • Contractor

    Terry Haviland, J.T.McManus Inc.
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© Mikiko Kikuyama
© Mikiko Kikuyama

Cross Section
Cross Section

After years of renting a weekend house in the area, our clients found land they loved and asked us to design a weekend and summer home. The clients were particularly fond of one of their previous rentals — a chicken coop turned into a small house — and that became a departure point for our design.

© Mikiko Kikuyama
© Mikiko Kikuyama

Within a strict budget, the design took advantage of a steep slope in the hillside, using the foundation as a retaining wall on the high point of the hill and opening up the lower story with doors and windows. The house looks small and humble from the street side, with a mostly opaque wall creating privacy, but opens up to a deck and stone terrace, the facade punctured with windows looking to the Catskill Mountains.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The house contains four bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a large living / kitchen / dining area, and a family room.  A year after it was completed, the clients added a pool and cabana in a meadow down a path to the woods.


Cite: "House in Milan / Rangr Studio + Charlet Design " 21 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/478566/house-in-milan-rangr-studio-charlet-design/> ISSN 0719-8884