This spectacular home in Columbia County, New York, created by Specht Harpman is just on the perimeter of an old-growth forest. It’s situated so that it takes advantage of long valley views and the natural heating and cooling system (the treelines provide a nice windbreak).

The house demonstrates the sustainable design dictum, “Don’t build more house than you need” and incorporates many energy-saving features and materials. The main house, guest house, and pool/pool house were designed to create an informal precinct of habitation within the 100-acre site.

I just love the boat-like design with portal windows coupled with the mid-century-style roofline.

Schamus Kricorian House in New York by Specht Harpman in architecture  Category

Schamus Kricorian House in New York by Specht Harpman in architecture  Category

Schamus Kricorian House in New York by Specht Harpman in architecture  Category

Schamus Kricorian House in New York by Specht Harpman in architecture  Category

Schamus Kricorian House in New York by Specht Harpman in architecture  Category

Schamus Kricorian House in New York by Specht Harpman in architecture  Category

Design Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman
Contractor: Wolcott Builders
Engineer: Ross Dalland
Landscape Architect: Jon Piasecki