Beautiful Houses: Becherer House
- Mar 01, 2013
I have been doing the Beautiful Houses post for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I browse architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces.
Today we will show you the beautiful Becherer House in Albemarle County, Virginia, a project by Robert M. Gurney. With all the glass, open spaces and landscape, this house is great. What I like most about having a lot of glass is that you can get a lot of sunlight and you enjoy your house while also enjoying the outdoor view. Amazing. I'm sold, could move right now ;)
Description from the architects: Rolling pastures, bordered with dark, stained fences interspersed in woodlands define the Albemarle County, Virginia countryside where this project is located. The new house is sited at the edge of woodland on the crest of a hill, providing vantage view points of the pastures and distant treetops.
The house is conceived of three gable-roofed pavilions that provide a threshold between the woodlands and the pastures, taking advantage of two very different panoramas. The one room deep, central living pavilion contains large expanses of glass along two walls, affording views of both the woods and rolling horse pastures. This configuration insures the space will be flooded with light at all times of the day throughout the year.
A screened porch and bluestone terrace, running the length of the house provides a stage to view sunsets over the pastures while a manicured lawn and dry-stacked slate wall provide an ordered transition from the house to the woods beyond.
Check out Robert M. Gurney website for further inspiring projects.
We found this house at Contemporist.
Photos by Maxwell MacKenzie.