Hammer Architects Design A Home In The Forest With Abundant Natural Light

Hammer Architects have designed the North Pamet Ridge House, that is surrounded by woodland in Truro, Massachusetts.

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From the architects

This two story, four-bedroom residence is sited along a high ridge surrounded by dense woodland. The client desired a home, which would function as a weekend retreat, accommodate single floor living and provide abundant natural light.

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The design evolved to become an upside-down house with guest rooms on the lower level and the living spaces and master bedroom above.

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he simple shape with its nine and twelve gable roof can be viewed as an extruded Cape Cod cottage while the exposed wood structure recalls rustic cabins.

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Extensive use of glass opens the home to the outdoors and in turn offers long vistas and cooling breezes.

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The end of the form opens to a screened in porch, which is accessed via a large sliding glass wall that is concealed behind the fireplace when open. This transition further blurs the distinction between inside and outside.

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Architect: Hammer Architects