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Berkshire House exterior contemporary-exterior

Berkshire House exterior

Location: West Stockbridge, MA
Completion Date: 2007
Size: 2,227 sf
Typology Series: L Series
Modules: 6 Boxes & Butterfly Roof

o Bedrooms: 3
o Baths: 2
o Features: Media Room, Roof Deck, Outdoor Fireplace, Screen Porch
o Environmentally Friendly Features: Geothermal Heating/Cooling System

o Exterior: Cedar Siding, Cement Board Panels, Galvalume Metal Roof, Ipe Wood Decking
o Interior: Bamboo Flooring, Caesar Stone Countertops, Slate Bathroom Floors, Cherry Cabinets, Aluminum Clad Wood Windows with Low E, Insulated Glass, Hot Rolled Black Steel Cladding

Project Description:

A modification of the 2-Bar Bridge, L Series typology, the Berkshire House is a further development of the original concept for the Dwell Home.

Architects: Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Project Architect: Brian Thomas
Project Team: Michael MacDonald
Manufacturer: Simplex Industries
Engineers: Lynne Walshaw P.E., Greg Sloditskie
Contractor: Small Building Company
Photographer: © RES4

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July 15, 2013
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not caulked - seam "gap" is per manufacturers recommendation (about 1/4"). the installation is a rain screen. cement board panels are pre-drilled & screwed into 2x vertical furring strips w/rubber gaskets on building-wrapped exterior sheathing.
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August 25, 2013
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July 28, 2013
David Freiman wrote:
How was the wood siding installed?
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February 12, 2013
Modern Alaska wrote:
What is the red extension cord dangling off the roof used for?
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Fiber cement panels in this prefab house cover a small volume, while cedar siding is used for the larger bar. The slate-blue color is carried into the space between the windows on the second floor.
Keep off those flower beds and lawns, too! Once they are covered in snow and start a freeze-thaw cycle, the soil goes through vital reshuffling processes. It will loosen and break from the water and ice, but many of the benefits will be lost if you step on the work in progress and compact the soil.
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Wood decking in particular is fairly easy to clean off, provides some traction, and allows moisture runoff because of the spacing between planks. Caution: Some composite deck surfaces can be very slippery when wet. Expanded metal can be substituted for an industrial look.

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colors of exterior wood and cement fiber board, parapet wall at roof top deck would become railing?
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