Home Magazine

After a Fire, a Midcentury Home Rises from the Ashes

By Dwell @dwell
Steel beams reference the surrounding woods in upstate New York

The Douglas fir slats cover the facade and are repeated throughout the rest of the house. Moser references the woods by a pair of steel beams on the front porch that allude to the silhouette of a tree.

Inspired by a former tree house perched on the property, architect Stephen Moser found the opportunity in a midcentury remodel for a large family in upstate New York to experiment with a range of building materials. A fire had seriously damaged parts of the house, requiring multiple additions to the existing footprint. From Douglas fir ceilings to custom steel handrails, which Moser manufactured himself, the renovated house accommodates a multitude of grandchildren and activity. The 6,600-square-foot home offers plenty of room for future generations between an indoor swimming pool and boundless backyard in the heart of Saxon Woods.

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog