The first building of a family compound, the Barn was designed to provide a transition between the original Victorian Residence and the individual siblings’ houses. Designed in 2004, this 1300 s.f project is a rectangular dumbbell plan with a two car garage, storage and workshop below and an office, living and bedroom above. The upper floor living spaces center on a covered porch that frames a view of the mountain ridge across the Hudson river. Natural ventilation is achieved through the porch and windows, as well as two daylighted towers (reminiscent of barn vernacular). These towers help cool the building with low energy fans.

Materials include: slab on grade, painted cedar siding, Pella doors and windows, Galvalume standing seam roofing and wood floors.