Posted by Shelby White
The best thing about this residence is that it was built over thirty-five years ago by Bates Masi Architects and was recently restored back to its original simplistic form. This would explain why the exterior wood paneling is so perfectly aged in relation to the interior paneling of the house.
The wooden panels alongside other elements of the house, were re-used in the restoration. Nearly all of the panels both inside and outside of the house are twelve-inch wide cypress boards. These knot-filled boards to me seem like the perfect fit when viewing the house in its surrounding environment.
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Kyle says:May 7, 2010 at 2:42 am
I’d be interested to see pictures of it in another 35 years. I love simplistic and I love chaotic. I’d like to see that building in similar order surrounded by a much messier surrounding. Thick thick grass, those hedges wild and un-kept.
I really dig the stairs, and the 12inch boards are amazing.
mp says:May 7, 2010 at 8:56 am
Lucas says:May 7, 2010 at 11:44 am
I would move into that place in a second.
I love the clean lines, simple living, and being surrounded by the forest. Now how long I could keep it that clean inside is another story.
John says:May 7, 2010 at 11:46 am
Ugh, I would love to live there.
Shelby says:May 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm
I totally agree. An assistant would be required to keep that house in such pristine condition at all times.
Priscilla says:May 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm
I saw this house on Dwell, maybe last year, and I totally fell in love with the stairs! I love the use of pure materials! Concrete, wood and nature all around!
Ian Houghton says:May 7, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Wood is the best building material. It’s actually the best.
Mark C. says:May 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm
You said a mouth-full…and I concur wholeheartedly! This place is simple yet beautiful-looking. Looks nice & private too–totally my kind of space.
Alex Key says:May 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm
Sweet, it’s good to see more architecture on the blog.
Scott Lowe says:May 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm
Ian is right, wood is the best. Except for stone which is way more expensive.