Twin Bridges House

Located in the Hudson Valley, Twin Bridges House convenes Workstead’s building, interiors, and lighting practices in a ground-up pavilion paired to a restored 1860 residence. Straightforward as well as daring, the modern pavilion reinterprets the simplicity and craft techniques of regional Dutch and Shaker vernaculars at a monumental scale, while referencing the rounded forms of vintage Eastlake homes. The pavilion defers to its Victorian predecessor by day and appears lantern-like among meadows and second-growth woods at night. 

Inside the new two-story volume, kitchen and living spaces loop the ground floor, and the primary bedroom suite is perched upstairs. Within the original Victorian structure, a fanciful sequence of formal public rooms and family and guest quarters immerse users in blue-green hues and myriad wallpaper patterns. Overall, the scheme presents an optimistic vision of living with history.

 

Location

Copake, NY

Year

2017-2020

Role

  • Building Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
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