Empty-nesters purchased a 1960s ranch, imagining its transformation into an innovative, light-filled, and efficient modern home where they would retire. They sought a simpler lifestyle, where they could inhabit a single floor, entertain informally, and experience the wooded and rocky landscape from within the home.
In addition to an open, bright, comfortable home with warm, beautifully crafted materials, they also wanted their rebuild to be environmentally sensitive, reusing the original foundation to the extent possible, and incorporating sustainable best practices.
We worked closely with the couple to develop a design solution that is simple, elegant, and modern, with floor to ceiling glazing along the rear, connecting interior living spaces to the landscape. Overhangs and clerestories were incorporated to ensure that spaces throughout the home would be light-filled and comfortable, which helped earn LEED certification.
The owners were committed to creating an elegant, cohesive home, and toward that end, they asked us to assist with interior design as well. A carefully curated collection of contemporary artwork and finely crafted furnishings infuse the home with richness and delight.
AMA with Gary Cruz Studio
Edward Stanley Engineers, LLC
Doyle Herman Design Associates
Steven Winter Associates
Michael Moran/OTTO; Shaun Gotterbarn; Stanley Jesudowich