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Berkshire Pond Property is a personal residence created by David Jay Weiner.
It is situated in Becket, Massachusetts, and was completed in 2013.
Berkshire Pond Residence by David Jay Weiner:
“This venture is a response to a client’s wish to construct a loved ones weekend home on a densely wooded sloping website with gorgeous views overlooking a lovely pond and the Berkshire Hills past. The property is approximately 5,000 sq. ft. and conceived as a folded volumetric “sheet” enclosure that wraps and folds into itself to form and define the main interior spaces, and tie the home with the landscape.
The entry is approached by means of a gravel courtyard with stone methods major to glass entry doors. Wood siding continues inside the entry vestibule to blur the distinction in between the interior and exterior. The primary interior space is used for living, dining and a 2-story tall kitchen, which acts as the metaphorical heart of the residence. A display porch extends off the dining region to seem out more than the pond and surrounding woods.
The second floor spaces contain a master bedroom suite with personal deck locations off the master bedroom and bathroom, and 4 children’s bedrooms with shared bathrooms adjacent to the bedrooms. The ground floor space is employed principally as a playroom for billiards and as a media area, but also consists of a kitchenette, sauna, wine cellar and mechanical spaces tucked into the back of the framework towards the sloping landscape.
A huge terrace is positioned off the ground floor, which acts as an “outdoor room” for children’s routines with planned accessibility to a long term dock for boating, swimming and household gatherings. The home has also has been created for the addition of a potential elevator.
The residence is created to be cost-effective both in building and servicing akin to the traditional modern day Situation Examine Homes of the last century. Green features consist of the use of recyclable supplies, a closed loop geothermal heating and cooling technique, and solar collectors to supplement the grid system. As much of the site as attainable has been left undisturbed and restored to natural development, and for preservation of the surrounding wetlands and wild flowers.”First Level
Pictures by: Tony Morgan