AT HOME WITH NATURE

Private Residence, United States

The homeowners fell in love with a wooded, secluded lot sloping down towards the St. Croix River Bluffs. They felt at home in the natural setting and built a beautiful pool, yet they felt the existing home wasn’t taking full advantage of the dramatic views and their desire for a more open, light-filled home. For years, they followed the architecture of Charles R. Stinson Architects, including seeing their work at several home tours. Stinson and his team developed a cohesive architectural plan for the site, including a soaring new home perched above the existing pool and a bluff-top art studio on the footprint of the original cabin built on the site. The result is a timeless composition in harmony with the natural surroundings, abundant with light and with a seamless indoor-outdoor flow of space.

Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design has "distinctive design, unique use of materials, and an outstanding ability to create." -Steven Streeter, Streeter & Associates

Features:
Geothermal mechanical system
Rainwater collection garden
Solar panels on art studio
Triple-glazed, high performance windows
Extensive overhangs for shading
Operable windows throughout for cross-ventilation
Extensive daylighting throughout home minimizes electricity consumption during all times of day
Exceptionally durable materials
Highly sustainable Valcucine Italian kitchen (low emissions, natural finishes, recyclable)

Credits:
Charles R. Stinson, AIA, ASID
David Wilson and Bill Potter of Charles R. Stinson Architects
Interior Designer: Wheaton Hushcha Design
Landscape Architect: Coen + Partners
Photography: Paul Crosby
Builder: Streeter & Associates