the Undermountain house

Built for nature loving couple retiring to the countryside, the Undermountain house integrates ‘aging into its design.  The house on one level, sited so that the landscape rises and plunges on all four sides.

In order to heighten how it relates to its surroundings, the architects took a simple house to the extreme.  One end of this stretched, elongated house is anchored into the hill, while the other floats over marshy wetlands.  When it rains, the water literally runs under the house: next to the entry footbridge, a boulder-strewn rain garden cascades underneath the house to the meadow beyond.True to their aesthetic, O’Neill Rose Architects paired their sensitive approach to siting with clean, light filled interiors.  Streamlined references to the rural vernacular can be found in details like the

True to their aesthetic, O’Neill Rose Architects paired their sensitive approach to siting with clean, light filled interiors.  Streamlined references to the rural vernacular can be found in details like the turn buckle ceiling cables.  As with other projects, key furniture and lighting was designed and fabricated by the architects, including the blackened steel light fixtures and the blue cypress wood dining enclosure. A M A Z I N G !

Undermountain House/O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House/O’Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House/O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House/O’Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O’Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O’Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O’Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O’Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O’Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O’Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O’Neill Rose Architects

Berkshire House / O'Neill Rose Architects

Berkshire House / O’Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O'Neill Rose Architects

Undermountain House / O’Neill Rose Architects

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