This modern single family home is located in Nassau County – a suburb of New York. The architects from Bates Masi + Architects designed the house as a network of smaller houses connected by glass corridors and courtyards. The design with Wooden shingles for facade and roof corresponds to the architecture of the area and is in harmony with the green landscape.
Wooden shingles for the facade and roof – house with more than one inner courtyard
The single-family house is divided into smaller gabled structures, which roof and facade are made of wood shingles. Every smaller house has sliding glass walls that can be left open when the weather is nice and provide a connection to the rest of the house. The materials used in the construction of the house achieve natural living and the inner courtyards create a lot of free outdoor space. The ceilings are also made of wood and the pitched roof provides the rooms with sufficient light and fresh air.
The wooden clapboards for the facade are in harmony with the wooden ceilings
At the back of the house there is a large garden with a barbecue area, which is suitable for pleasant Sunday afternoons with the family. The oak ceilings have metal strips that complete the geometric structure of the whole house and are in harmony with the facade cladding. Wooden shingles for facades and roofs are a suitable material because of their resistance to any climate. They can be found in all lengths and shapes. Larch and spruce are usually preferred as wood species for wooden shingles, but they can also be found in cedar, oak or beech.
The single-family house is divided into small connected houses by inner courtyards
The idea for the separation into individual parts of the house comes from the uneven landscape at the site. Each interior area is bound to the exterior area from two sides and the different levels allow a view across the houses and into the garden from some angles. This eliminates the boundaries between the different parts and the house becomes a whole.
Wooden ceiling with strips of metal that follow the gable roof
Wooden ceiling with integrated lighting
The individual gabled houses are connected by glass corridors
Dining room overlooking the garden
The house has several courtyards linked together
Kitchen with movable and fixed cooking island
Bedroom with sliding glass walls
The design refers to nature
Wooden shingles for the facade and roof combine functionality and aesthetics
* You can find this and other projects by Bates Masi + Architects on theirs official website.