Audrey Matlock Architects has designed the Catskill Mountain House. This 3,700 square foot glass house is located in West Shokan, New York.
Catskill Mountain House by Audrey Matlock Architects:
A glass house cut into a rocky slope emphasizes simple geometry and indoor-outdoor relationships
This classically modern retreat is situated on a step hillside, sheltered from the north rock slope by a cast concrete wall. It faces southward to expensive views of a reservoir and the surrounding Catskill Mountains. To fully engage these views we have provided full height glazing on three sides.
The house has been organized linearly, with a transition from private bedrooms at one end to more public and spacious dining and living spaces at the other. These living spaces open to a large terrace, with on outdoor fireplace, pool, and spa and an extended view of the countryside. A narrow bamboo-lined terrace along the concrete wall connects the three bedrooms to the pool terrace.
The interior has few walls the long spans allow for seamless transitions throughout this open minimalist structure. The floors are polished concrete, walls are translucent glass and slate and cabinetry is stained ash.