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Beautiful Nature Surrounding Contemporary Retreat in Great Barrington

Beautiful Nature Surrounding Contemporary Retreat in Great Barrington

Mathison Architects have designed a new house for a family that sits high above the Housatonic River in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Stepping inside, the interior spaces are clad with western red cedar walls, with walnut and natural stone floors. Upon arrival, the home has an earthy palette with black stained cedar siding, mahogany windows and a natural zinc colored metal roof.

The main social areas of the home are open plan, creating a bright and welcoming environment. In the living room, there’s a stacked stone fireplace and hearth, that draws the eye upwards to the clerestory windows and the height of the room.

Beautiful Nature Surrounding Contemporary Retreat in Great Barrington

Beautiful Nature Surrounding Contemporary Retreat in Great Barrington

Beautiful Nature Surrounding Contemporary Retreat in Great Barrington

Beautiful Nature Surrounding Contemporary Retreat in Great Barrington

Beautiful Nature Surrounding Contemporary Retreat in Great Barrington

A series of board-formed concrete retaining walls and planted slopes negotiate the outdoor spaces, which are overlaid with paths and seating areas using reclaimed granite curbs from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Photography by Chuck Choi