Located on a windy ridge in the Catskills mountains, this structure is oriented north /south. The steel framed agricultural building is 150’ long x 30’ wide with a tin roof. The steel frame and tin roof act as a shelter to the domestic cedar clad building below the robust structure. Resembling a commercial building during construction, it was not unkindly named a “The Home Depot” by the locals during erection. Now a weekend home to a family with 4 girls under 10 years old – who go under the banner “little girls – big trouble” this house provides a wonderful adjunct to the intensity of New York City’s urban life. The house has local stacked stone infill walls and plywood interior wall lining which soften the industrial nature of the steel portals. Total project cost : $250 Per SF.
The Catskills House is located in Delaware County, a county located in New York with the county seat of Delhi. It is named after the Delaware River, which was named in honor of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, appointed governor of Virginia in 1609.
Architect of Record: David Howell
Project architect: Steven Wakenshaw
Collaborator and Partner in Design Concepts: Adrian Van Schie
General Contractor: David Blacklow
Local contractor: Floyd and his crew
Photography by: Phil (owner)
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