After buying their property the clients were looking to build a comfortable country home that emphasized natural materials. As a design build project with Ed Nikles Custom Builders, the integration between design and construction was fairly seamless. Recently they confided to Hector that in hindsight, they did not realize that their decision to go this path was so critically important.

This cedar clad house has a few typical vbA details such as trellises in two exterior locations, and another "interior" trellis at the entry foyer. This recurring theme in Hectors' work revolves around his interest in the idea of "ruin" as an evocation of time and history.

Circulation is usually the organizing and initial form giver in vbA designs and towards that end, the interior foyer entry wall is slightly angled to "guide" the homeowner and visitor alike towards the main living area. The circulation space is defined by a pine ceiling treatment with a dropped drywall soffit. Simple 6x6 posts are used for structure and rhythm around the stair well. The six feet wide stairwell going down to the walk out ground floor was suggested by the client during construction. Hector upon hearing of the suggestion reacted with "…duh…of course…!"

Space and light are manipulated in subtle and unique ways, giving some "modernity" to a home which maintains a traditional feel - a typical vbA design emphasis.

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residential architecture projects by vBaras Architects of Port Jervis, NY

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