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hughesumbanhowar architects, original photo on Houzz

hughesumbanhowar architects, original photo on Houzz

The architects designed a dramatic entry to fit the landscape. “Although the owners can drive around the house and enter on the side, visitors park across the creek and go over a small bridge to reach the large pivot front door,” says Umbanhowar. The bridge is made from limestone castoffs from a nearby quarry.

The second story sits perpendicular to the entry and holds a master suite. The solid face of the structure houses the stair landing and screens the master bedroom from the front of the house.

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The wood on the exterior of the home is made from weathered boards that were once used as snow fences (to contain drifting snow and prevent it from covering roads).

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