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Salt Point House

Thomas Phifer and Partners

This 200 sq m detached house is sited on a meadow surrounded by woods close to a small private lake in New York’s Hudson Valley.
An elongated, yet compact rectangular box, the house sits lightly on the ground. Simplicity and practicality combine with elegance and cost effectiveness. On the interior, the ground floor has a large living area with porch and kitchen. Upstairs are the bedrooms, study and a central area whose glass floor lets light into the rooms below. More than just a striking design, the two different styles of façade are also a key functional feature. The north and south elevations have an outer skin of perforated stainless steel panels mounted on a frame with tubular uprights. This perforated screen gives a veiled image of the house behind. Punctured only by continuous slot windows on the lower part, the screen extends, full-height, beyond the volume of the house to...

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