House By The PondContemporary Living Room, New York

House By The Pond

The overall design of the house was a direct response to an array of environmental regulations, site constraints, solar orientation and specific programmatic requirements.

The strategy was to locate a two story volume that contained all of the bedrooms and baths, running north/south, along the western side of the site. An open, lofty, single story pavilion, separated by an interstitial space comprised of two large glass pivot doors, was located parallel to the street. This lower scale street front pavilion was conceived as a breezeway. It connects the light and activity of the yard and pool area to the south with the view and wildlife of the pond to the north.

The exterior materials consist of anodized aluminum doors, windows and trim, cedar and cement board siding. They were selected for their low maintenance, modest cost, long-term durability, and sustainable nature. These materials were carefully detailed and installed to support these parameters. Overhangs and sunshades limit the need for summer air conditioning while allowing solar heat gain in the winter.

Specific zoning, an efficient geothermal heating and cooling system, highly energy efficient glazing and an advanced building insulation system resulted in a structure that exceeded the requirements of the energy star rating system.
Photo Credit: Matthew Carbone and Frank Oudeman

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This photo has 13 questions
raffirinv wrote:May 8, 2013
  • raffirinv
    Thank you!
  • Magda Mihaescu

    What is the size of this room (from the 2 big pictures on the wall beyond the fireplace to the dark coffee table? Thanks

gjmadhus wrote:Dec 29, 2013
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michaellola22 wrote:May 11, 2013
  • robsmama
    I am not associated with this project. Check out sparks fire places and montigo fire places. they have similar products.
  • shahrom
    IS any spec for fireplace?
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        Brooke wrote:Nov 4, 2012

          What Houzzers are commenting on:

          Diana Mary Kay added this to dkadama's ideasMay 3, 2019

          how livingroom space opens into patio

          rrhood added this to CONNIE'S FAVORITESApr 20, 2019

          About the right size of a living room with doors/windows on opposing sides.

          rrhood added this to Living Room IdeasApr 16, 2019

          About the right size of living room with lots of windows on both sides.

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