Burr and McCallum Architects have completed the Berkshires XIII project in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
This 4,600 square-foot single family residence was built for an art collector.
With its triple glazed windows, super insulated walls and ceilings, and geothermal heating and cooling, the house received the Energy Star program’s highest rating.
Berkshires XIII House by Burr and McCallum Architects:
“This is a house built around an art collection. The need to maximize wall space while still having large windows led to our design solution: A rectangular box with windows to the view contains the major living spaces. This is broken in several places with cubes containing studies, the front entry, and the screened porch. These cubes push into the interior, providing walls for paintings, small “accidental” gallery spaces, as well as the separation necessary between private and public spaces.
A second bar contains the service spaces of the house, while a third, which flies out over the terrace, contains the guest suite and creates a covered “porch” below.
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