Santa Fe Ranch

Exterior of Home in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Rodman Paul Architects

SANTA FE RANCH

Santa Fe, NM

Set on a long, narrow corner lot in the Santa Fe Historic District, the design of this house was driven by the desire to capture the hillside views while at the same time creating a focus on an inner courtyard to shelter the house from the adjacent roads. The long porch doubles as a three-season living room, while the interior enfilade connects the family room and kitchen to the dining and living rooms. A large corner window in the living room perfectly captures the view of the distant hills. The plan is strikingly modern, while the house itself draws on the Pueblo style to fit into its neighborhood.

Corner Exterior Window of Home in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Rodman Paul Architects
Exterior Porch of Ranch Home in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Rodman Paul Architects
Exterior path of ranch home in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Rodman Paul Architects
Exterior entrance of Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch home | Rodman Paul Architects
Exterior view of Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch home | Rodman Paul Architects
Interior entrance of Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch home | Rodman Paul Architects
Living room of Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch home | Rodman Paul Architects
Interior hallway of Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch home | Rodman Paul Architects
Sitting area of Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch home | Rodman Paul Architects
Long hallway in Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch home | Rodman Paul Architects
Long interior hallway in Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch home | Rodman Paul Architects
Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch home | Rodman Paul Architects

North Haven Compound

NORTH HAVEN COMPOUND

North Haven, NY

A meadow of tall grasses give a whispering voice to the wind at the end of a gravel drive in North Haven, New York. Collected around this meadow are a carefully placed guest house, main house and pool house. Each structure is organized to give views of the others set in the landscape. A backdrop of forest around the perimeter of the site creates the sense that you are set far away from the busy world outside this private compound. Rambling stone and mown paths give physical connections between the structures.

In the main house, a prefabricated steel frame system typically used for storage facilities is put to higher use allowing capacious living spaces with wide rooms and high volumes. A pre-fabricated insulated wall panelling system allowed a quick build and very energy efficient building envelope. The same engineered flooring system is used on floors, cabinet facing, doors and wall panelling.

The guest house and pool house are renovated and adapted structures. A tower in the guest house gives views of the meadow and across the island.

The material palette was chosen to reinforce the rural simplicity of the building forms: vertical cedar siding, standing seam metal roofing, oak flooring, concrete tiles and simple stones. No fancy shingles or white painted trims. Details are straightforward, referencing the agrarian past of the Hamptons.

Published:
“Inside the Home of the Hamptons’ Preppiest Family,” The New York Post

GA Washington Estate

Outdoor Pool at Mid-Century Modern estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects

GA WASHINGTON ESTATE

Washington, CT

This estate in rural Connecticut consisted of a “tear down” renovation of an existing house with large new additions. Balanced wings holding guest quarters on one side and garages to house an automobile collection create an elegant motor court. An indoor pool wing at one side of the house has a modern glass wall allowing the pool to be completely opened to an extensive terraced garden developed with new retaining walls. Both the family terrace, with its outdoor kitchen and dining area, as well as the more formal terraces off the living and dining rooms focus on the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.

Pool house exterior at estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects
Pool House at Mid-Century Modern estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects
Flagstone pathway at estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects
Indoor Pool at Mid-Century Modern estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects
Family room of estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects
Upholstered sofa and cushions at estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects
Garden at estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects
Checkerboard pathway at estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects
Exterior of estate in Washington, Connecticut | Rodman Paul Architects

A Place by the Bay

A PLACE BY THE BAY

Bellport, NY

A combination of “tear down” renovation and new construction transformed a mid-century bayside bungalow home with a detached stable into an expansive estate with a main house, a guest house and a garage. The entry court, which gives access to all the structures, has a lush knot garden as its focus. The living spaces of the main house focus on expansive views of the Great South Bay. Built for entertaining, the sequence of library, living room, dining room, kitchen and family room form an open vista across the ground floor. A swimming pool and its related structures are hidden from the house, yet open to the bay beaches.

Swept Away

SWEPT AWAY

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

This new-construction home and guest house on 37 acres in a remote area of Martha’s Vineyard overlooks the cliffs of Gay Head and the Atlantic Ocean. The house gathers around a wind-sculpted 200-year-old elm which defines the entry courtyard and anchors the house to its site. Materials, forms and patterns were chosen to be informal and timeless. Transparency is used throughout the house to pull the landscape into the living spaces.

The house uses high thermal mass, sun shades, building orientation and stack ventilation for passive heating and cooling.

Stone retaining wall at home on Martha's Vineyard | Rodman Paul Architects
New Construction Home and Guesthouse on Martha's Vineyard | Rodman Paul Architects
Bedroom in Martha's Vineyard Home | Rodman Paul Architects
Bedroom Nook in Martha's Vineyard Home | Rodman Paul Architects
Sitting area in home on Martha's Vineyard | Rodman Paul Architects
Side Exterior Door of Home on Martha's Vineyard | Rodman Paul Architects
Landscape of Home on Martha's Vineyard | Rodman Paul Architects
Exterior of home on Martha's Vineyard | Rodman Paul Architects

Adirondack House

ADIRONDACK HOUSE

Lake George, NY

An extraordinary private peninsula on Lake George becomes the vacation setting for a busy New York family. A faded turn-of-the-century house in stone and shingles was re-planned and expanded as the center of the family compound. Arts & Crafts design motifs, oak woodwork, and local design influences were all woven into the refurbishing. State-of-the art geo-thermal HVAC and advanced civil engineering address environmental concerns, while gentle reshaping of the protected landscape enhances numerous paths and outdoor areas. A guest house, boat house, and other buildings are seamlessly woven into a winding access road.