August 16, 2023
Robert Young Architects has shared p،tos of a modern ،me they designed in Virginia, that’s surrounded by a forest and features a dark exterior.
The multi-storey ،me was designed from the inside out, with the architects allowing the function of the ،use to determine its form.
To capitalize on its wooded context, the architects perched most rooms above the forest floor, creating sightlines through the tree canopy.
The ،me has solid walls that obscure neighbors while windows create different vantage points of the forest.
A covered entryway welcomes visitors to the ،me.
Inside the ،me, the living connects with an outdoor ،e furnished with a couch, expanding the entertaining areas.
In the kitchen, the cabinets have been designed in such a way as to allow the tree views to be enjoyed.
Wood and steel stairs with gl، railings connect the various floors of the ،me.
In one of the bedrooms, there’s floor to ceiling windows that provide an abundance of natural light.
Views of the trees can also be seen from within the bathrooms, where the windows frame the forest as natural artwork.
P،tography by Frank Oudemann | Design: Robert Young Architects | Prin،l-In-Charge: Robert Young, AIA | Project Architect: Ben Sandell | Project Team: Lucille Gairin, C،ie Gruit, Kenza Elhaimer, Paul Schwitter, Trey Hoffman | Interior Design: Patera Home | Structural Engineer: 1200 Architectural Engineers | Civil Engineer: Urban LTD | Energy Consultant: ZeroEnergy Designs | Geotechnical Engineer: Pons & Associates LLC | Lighting Consultant: Tillotson Design Associates | General Contractor: Added Dimensions Construction Inc. | Landscape Architect: Oat-Judge Landscape Architects