So this happened…
So this happened…
For this project our clients found their ideal piece of land on top of a wooded ridge in the hills of West Virginia – not far from Romney.
This is Chuck “channeling the spirit of the site.”
The initial SketchUp mass model anchors the entry to the top of the hill. As you move to the living space you find yourself at eye level with the tree tops (trees not shown for clarity).
Our clients became interested in the colors of the tree lichen and autumn foliage they saw as they walked the site. With this in mind, we worked with them to develop the palette of color and materials seen in the “color map” elevation below.
The detailing of the front porch evolved from our clients love of Gustav Stickley’s furniture design and the Craftsman Movement. The porch walls will be clad with poplar bark shingles.
The foundation walls are in place and the view from the top of the hill starts to reveal itself.
We’re really excited to be working with our friends over at SiteWorks studio and 41 Construction on a new pool / guest house with a beautiful view of the Appalachian Mountains. Below are a couple of SketchUp renderings which are composites of our building mass model and SiteWorks’ landscape architectural design for the project.
Here are a few construction shots showing 41 Construction’s handiwork.
Here are a few belated construction images from the Area 51 project, by Lodge Construction, Inc. The clients have moved in, so professional project photos shouldn’t be too far away. Enjoy these construction shots for now.
One of our projects, currently being built by Houseworks, LLC is Camusrory – which overlooks the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The house remains pretty true to the initial schematic SketchUp renderings.
Living / Dining / Kitchen space with exposed trusses – facing the river.
The tartan facade is coming together!
The colors and pattern are inspired by the client’s Scottish clan tartan.
Stay tuned for more updates as the project progresses!
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