Located on a hillside terrace in Piermont NY overlooking the Hudson River, this Rivertown Cape needed love on the inside and out in order to call home. Working in collaboration with our team of local architects, the lackluster Cape was reimagined in modern “Japandi” design rooted in simplicity and comfort. The artful combination of Scandinavian functionality and Japanese rustic minimalism of art and nature is the design intent of this project. It lends itself to a dark backdrop which allows the clean natural wood to pop against varietal greens in the landscape. This fusion creates the perfect blend of function and form, focusing on clean lines, textured spaces, and neutral colors.
The steep slope was terraced with local stone walls to allow for more useable space in the landscape. The rear slope was hydro seeded with native wildflower seeds in order to prevent further erosion. A newly designed entry with the addition of dormers and a gabled roofline creates warmth upon entering the home. Accents of light-colored wood and textured ornamental grasses embrace the architecture. A long-slung wood deck with several subtle levels, gently hugs the slope and expands the once dark corner of the yard. Additional decking around the property allows for additional space when entertaining and lounging.