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Thomas Phifer and Partners

Fishers Island Glass House by Thomas Phifer and Partners

By • Jun 6, 2011

After a fire consumed their house on Fishers Island, New York, the owners asked Tom Phifer and Partners to design a glass house a long narrow glass and steel house that would take in views of both water and gardens.

The ceiling is only eleven feet high, the exact height of the pruned apple trees that border the front door on the south side of the house.

The new house is not only transparent to the gardens, water and sky. It is a glass pavilion devoted to art.


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Spencertown Residence by Thomas Phifer and Partners

By • Apr 12, 2011

This 2,900-square-foot residence designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners is situated on a rolling meadow and commands dramatic views of an agricultural valley and the distant Catskills in rural upstate New York.

The home’s primary organizational element is a six-foot-high concrete wall that retains the earth on the uphill side and defines a large entry court in the middle.

The entry and living spaces are open to views and arranged in a linear fashion along the downhill side of the wall under a gently vaulted, winglike roof.


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Taghkanic House by Thomas Phifer and Partners

By • Apr 4, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This award-winning 8,800 square foot home in Taghkanic, in the art of the historic Hudson Valley, New York, was designed by New York-based architectural firm Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Completed in 2002, this residence has won several awards in the following year, culminating in the AIA National Honor Award in 2004.

A 1,800 square foot pavilion, built mainly of glass and steel, surveys the landscape.


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