hMa’s Holley House was featured in AV Monographs (No.127) for 2007 (published summer 2008) as part of the publication’s focus on The Natural House
“The 650 square meter house in the town of Garrison, New York is planned around the contrasting spatial experiences of landscape walls and horizontal decks and roofs. Two parallel walls extend in the direction of the access path and separate the two living pavilions, made of horizontal decks that cascade up and down following the slope of the site. These walls seem to emerge directly from the ground to create a sequence of interior spaces, bathed by the light proceeding from precise openings that also frame the views of the landscape.”
“When crossing the house from east to west the itinerary begins at the master bedroom, descends through a flight of stairs until reaching a space delimited by two solid walls that accommodate the guest bedrooms, and extends the views towards a small pond. From the north down, the itinerary would begin at the road, continue through the guest bedroom wing and end at the swimming pool that is detached to the south. The point of intersection of these two itineraries marks the position of the main entrance. The house is constructed from steel and wood framing, thinly cut limestone blocks, cedar siding and maple flooring and millwork.”
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