This 3-story mountain home at the Cliffs at Glassy features a variety of long and short views, including those to a picturesque lake and valley below. The design defers to the natural beauty of the site by claiming the lone clearing on the property, leaving the remaining heavily wooded area undisturbed.
Emerging from the severe slope of the site, the house appears to grow as it moves out over the terrain. The rooms are ordered so as to maximize the views to the valley below, resulting in a linear plan that features a “bridge room” with 18’ tall window walls. Expansive glazing across the long elevations provides an air of transparency while establishing a rhythm of solid and void. A series of four heavy masonry elements – fireplace chimneys and retaining walls – provide order and serve to anchor the house to the land. Brazilian Cherry flooring, river rock, fieldstone, and cedar trellis work combine to form a natural material palette, harmonious with the surrounding landscape.
Photographer: Taylor Architectural Photography
Builder: Sexton Griffith
Landscape Designer: Barry Cosgrove Landscape
Residential Design & Build Magazine: Design Excellence Awards (Custom Home - 2009, Custom Kitchen - 2009, Custom Bath - 2009)