West Stockbridge, MA
This vacation home and guest studio are sited at the forest's edge among groves of birch trees, and overlook breathtaking views to the Appalachian Mountains. Taking cues from the site, the mountain retreat offers a protective solid face to the northeast with its prevailing winds and opens to the south and west with expanses of glass. Roof overhangs and trellises optimize winter heat gain and summer shade. Inside, the space is efficiently composed, while the tall ceiling, open plan, and dramatic views maintain an expansive feel.