An expansion on our Flexhouse II, this guesthouse shows the range of what a simple floor plan can achieve. The home features a common living space between two guest wings, one with a second bedroom on the upper level. The house itself is carefully nestled between oak trees on site with no shortage of views from the home out to the adjacent field. The interior is thoughtfully appointed in collaboration with Francis Mildred LLC and features rich warm finishes throughout. The exterior highlights the LunaWood siding, installing it with a gapped rainscreen application and varied widths to mimick the trunks of trees surrounding the home. As the siding greys over time, the bark and home will blend together even more. With a large covered outdoor space and expressive windows, the home blends the interior perfectly with the surroundings. 

Across the field is a small writing studio, standing as a retreat from the business of the main home with views over an adjacent horse farm. Both structures are built to PHIUS standards, and highlight many sustainable building products and practices, from the Internorm windows to the Siga Majvest and LunaWood siding. 

Project Team:
North River Architecture and Planning – Architect
North River Design Build – Builder
Kaaterskill Associates – Structural Engineer
Francis Mildred – Interior Designer