All project photography by Durston Saylor © 2016
Designed for an avid gardener, the Courtyard House is inspired by the small barns and barnyards that help define the character of the Hudson Valley.
The design centers on a garden surrounded by an arbor and the simple shed-like forms of the house. The volumes create a random “barnyard” that contrasts with the pure geometry of the arbor and curvilinear planting beds, while the arbor brings the garden inside and forms the entry/painting gallery and east/west circulation. The garden is conceived as the primary space with all other rooms located around it.