After years of pondering over the best way in which they can design their own home Jacobs-Yaniv Architects settled on an inviting open and elegant design that showcases the beauty of traditional building techniques of the region.
Offering an upstate New York refuge that is much more than just eye-candy each of the homes is filled with planet-friendly features that make them a great choice for the eco-conscious homeowner. Passive solar design is coupled with smart placement of each home to ensure that the surrounding landscape is impacted in the most minimal way possible.
The natural green landscape around the house becomes an integral part of the open living area with large glass windows completely opening up the interior visually. Yet the bedrooms are tucked away neatly to keep out the chill of winter nights and prying eyes.
It is the ground floor that houses the open living area and the top level that contains the master suite along with other bedrooms and bathrooms. It is undoubtedly the exterior that steals the show at this flamboyant home with moving wooden panels on the top level and vertical brise soleil covering the ground floor giving the street façade a sense of uniqueness and inviting aura.
Designed to make the most of amazing mountain and valley views even while offering complete privacy for those inside it is a custom timber and steel fence that steals the spotlight here. Wrapping itself around the entire lower level of the private villa the fence acts as the defining feature of the residence and helps create a micro-climate of sorts inside its confines thanks to a beautiful reflecting pool and ample greenery.