Blackened Wood Siding Covers This New House In Massachusetts

Architecture & design firm Schiller Projects have collaborated with Gray Organschi Architecture to design this recently completed modern house, located in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Photography by David Sundberg

 

Architecture & design firm Schiller Projects have collaborated with Gray Organschi Architecture to design the recently completed Chilmark House, located in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

 

Architecture & design firm Schiller Projects have collaborated with Gray Organschi Architecture to design the recently completed Chilmark House, located in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Photography by David Sundberg

The home, which sits on 4.25 acres, overlooks the sea and is surrounded by farmland. The upper floor of the home has direct access to the landscaped yard via angled stairs.


This modern house, which sits on 4.25 acres, overlooks the sea and is surrounded by farmland. The upper floor of the home has direct access to the landscaped yard via angled stairs.

Photography by David Sundberg

Many of the different areas of the house, like the living room upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs, all have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows and doors.


Many of the different areas of this modern house, like the living room upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs, all have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows and doors.

Photography by David Sundberg

Shou Sugi Ban or blackened cedar wood siding, covers the house and garage. Upon arriving at the house, you see that the garage and the house are split, with a pathway between the two. A home office with views of the water sits above the garage and can be reached via a set of stairs on the exterior of the garage.


Shou Sugi Ban or blackened cedar wood siding, covers this modern house and separate garage. Upon arriving at the house, you see that the garage and the house are split, with a pathway between the two. A home office with views of the water sits above the garage and can be reached via a set of stairs on the exterior of the garage.

Photography by David Sundberg

The entry to the main house is a wood ramp that runs from the garage and alongside the back of the house. A light wood front door welcomes you to the home.


A wood ramp that runs from the garage and alongside the back of the house, provide a pathway to the main entrance. A light wood front door welcomes you to the home.

Photography by David Sundberg

Upon entering the home, you walk into the main living and dining room. In the dining room, a large hand-carved wood table with a minimalist chandelier has plenty of room for family and guests.


Upon entering this contemporary home, you walk into the main living and dining room. In the dining room, a large hand-carved wood table with a minimalist chandelier has plenty of room for family and guests.

Photography by David Sundberg

The dining room opens up to a large deck and outdoor dining table. Decorative pendant lights look like an art installation during the day and create a fun atmosphere at night. A section of the deck above the table is covered to enable year-round outdoor entertaining.


This outdoor dining area and deck has decorative pendant lights that look like an art installation during the day and create a fun atmosphere at night. A section of the deck above the table is covered to enable year-round outdoor entertaining.

Photography by David Sundberg

Back inside and next to the dining room is the living room. Large sliding glass windows that meet at the corner, that can be opened to enjoy an afternoon breeze, and on a cool night, a fireplace can be lit to add warmth.


In this living room, large sliding glass windows meet at the corner and can be opened to enjoy an afternoon breeze, and on a cool night, a fireplace can be lit to add warmth.

Photography by David Sundberg

On the other side of the dining table and tucked away between walls is a wood ships ladder.


This wooden staircase (also known as a ships ladder staircase) leads to a cozy media room.

Photography by David Sundberg

At the top of the ladder, there’s a cozy media room with plenty of skylights and built-in seating with lots of pillows. On the opposite side of the small room is a wood with sections cut-out for shelving and to house the television.


This cozy media room has plenty of skylights and built-in seating with lots of pillows. On the opposite side of the small room is a wood with sections cut-out for shelving and to house the television.

Photography by David Sundberg

Back down on the main level of the house is a small nook with seating, a large window and built-in white shelving and storage.


This modern house has a small nook with wood bench seating, a large window and built-in white shelving and storage.

Photography by David Sundberg

Also on the main floor of the home is the kitchen with modern matte cabinets and a curved island with space for seating. A large picture window perfectly frames the view.


This modern kitchen has matte light grey cabinets and a curved island with space for seating. A large picture window perfectly frames the view.

Photography by David Sundberg

Opposite the island is a built-in seating nook with a small bench.


This built-in wood seating nook has a grey upholstery and yellow cushions for a pop of color.

Photography by David Sundberg

A muted palate of bleached ash planking and bleached plywood has been used throughout the interior of the home.


A muted palate of bleached ash planking and bleached plywood has been used throughout the interior of this modern wood home.

Photography by David Sundberg

Heading downstairs, the ceiling contrasts the board formed concrete wall, the lightly colored stairs and the white hallway.


In this modern house, the ceiling contrasts the board formed concrete wall, the lightly colored stairs and the white hallway.

Photography by David Sundberg

Another living area is located at the bottom of the stairs, and it opens up directly to the lawn.


This modern living room has picturesque views through the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door that also opens up directly to the lawn.

Photography by David Sundberg

Also on this level of the home are the bedrooms. This bedroom has kept the concrete wall in its natural state, and it’s softened by the use of grey curtains. Pops of deep red add a touch of color to the bedroom.


This modern bedroom has kept the concrete wall in its natural state, and it's softened by the use of grey curtains. Pops of deep red add a touch of color to the bedroom.

Photography by David Sundberg

In another of the bedrooms, two beds separated by nightstands, have tree views and direct access to the garden.


In this modern bedroom, two beds separated by nightstands, have tree views and direct access to the garden.

Photography by David Sundberg

Here’s a look at one of the bathrooms, it too has a sliding door to the outside. Colorful blue patterned tiles have been used to highlight the bath and add some color to the room.


In this modern bathroom, colorful blue patterned tiles have been used to highlight the bath and add some color to the room, while a sliding glass door provides direct access to the backyard.

Photography by David Sundberg

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