New York architect Victoria Meyers is pleased to post Holley House, a contemporary residential project by hMa where site landscape elements of wood and stone fuse to create a house. Holley House is a cedar clad, wood frame house with wood floors and decks. Formally, the house is a series of pavilions built into the landscape.
The master bath features a sunken tub with floor to ceiling windows that look out toward a hill, with a rebuilt farmer's stone wall, which leads from the house to the hill top. The stone wall references the two stone walls that pass through the house, north to south, and support the guest wing.
Garrison, New York
The house functions as a sequence that moves from Nature to Water. At the entrance to the house, visitors walk past a garden of native grasses and trees, through a guest wing suspended between two stone walls (stone is quarried on the site), to a stone lined pool. Walking from east to west, one walks from a copse of trees, into the master bedroom wing, down a wood stair through the living room, out the living room door, and down a cliff face with an embedded stone stair, to a pond.
The experience of the house moves from wood to water/ from stone to wood.
Photos by Michael Moran.