When a lively family of five considered building a weekend home to serve as a hub for their extensive network of family and friends, they selected a secluded 3.5 acre site fronting a nature preserve. A visitor to the site first encounters the slender pool house, which introduces the recurring palette of cedar, copper, and slate. On the main house, cedar "straps" of horizontal siding rotate individually to become lighting-filtering railings, or fold in to create programmed porches. A journey across the site unfolds as a conversation between openness and constructed site lines.
Photographs: Chris Cooper Photographer