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Dickerman Residence Narrowsburg, NY

RICHARD PEDRANTI ARCHITECT


Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) is a full service architecture firm serving the Upper Delaware River Region as well as Philadelphia and New York. Since 1998, we have been creating environments that combine our client’s unique values with the extraordinary natural landscape of our region. Located in the historic village of Milford, Pennsylvania, RPA specializes in Passive House and high performance buildings putting modern building science to work creating beautiful, healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient buildings.

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Dickerman Residence Location

Narrowsburg, NY

Size

1,800 sqft

Photogropher

Totaro Photography

DESCRIPTION A modern weekend retreat for a New York City publishing executive interested in enjoying the outdoors. Built near a secluded lake outside the village of Narrowsburg, NY in the Upper Delaware River Valley, this compact house sits on the edge of a sloping, densely wooded and boulder-strewn escarpment with filtered views of the lakeshore. DESIGN The design goal was a cost and energy efficient retreat house that settled lightly on the landscape. The building is on piers and has the feel of a tree house set on the edge of a wildflower meadow with views to the lake and forest. Primary features of this weekend retreat house are its simple, open form and clean aesthetic. It emphasizes natural materials including a stone fireplace, Douglas Fir interior finishes, and indoor / outdoor rooms with a visual connection to the natural setting. The open plan also includes private spaces and features that make it a perfect writer’s retreat.


“I wanted a contemporary design that complimented the natural lakeside setting—a house that was both visually arresting but also extremely functional. The result is a house with open spaces for entertaining, an easy flow into the landscape, and enough private spaces to work in. The fact that RPA was able to accomplish this with a pretty strict budget still amazes me... Colin Dickerman, Homeowner 5


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