Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Will & Kerstin Meyer's forest home

Another wonderful house featured by 'Living Etc' magazine 
is the one designed by architect Will Meyer for his family
in Taconic, a couple of hours drive north of Manhattan.

The house is built on a sloping piece of land with focus on
minimizing the visual impact on the surrounding forest.
Will Meyer himself describes his home as a
"spectacular glass box clad with local ash and stone" that 
"tiptoes through the forest above the tree tops".
To me, the house slightly resembles the magnificent Modernist
architecture of Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe...

.. with a hint of Frank Lloyd Wright's clever use of natural 
material and tendency to build in harmony with the
surrounding environment..

(got to be happy with that comparison Will..)

The Meyer family's four bedroom, open plan home is a
perfect mix of sleekness & texture, and function & form.

Although the overall approach is rather bold & minimalist
elements of warmth such as the ash cladding of some of
the walls, along with sheep skin, rugs and artwork help
balance the void created by the massive glass panes.

To view more photos please click HERE.


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