The owner is an avid outdoorsman who wanted to respect the land, so the structure was built higher helping to minimise the footprint of the house. The elevated nature of the design also allows for better views.
To combat the heavy rainstorms, winter Nor’easters, and strong winds, the structural system was built to withstand major lateral and uplift loads. Layered sheathing also helps with the high winds.
The interior is kept simple with light woods and white surfaces, letting the natural landscape outside the large windows be the focal point.