On the Chester River
INSPIRED BY THE CLIENT’S desire to design a modern home that blends into its surrounding riverside environment, this residence effortlessly integrates itself with nature. The home’s exterior incorporates horizontal board and batten siding painted a deep, earthy brown, ensuring the structure is softly indiscernible until you are in close proximity. The modern vernacular is further expressed through simple and clean lines, a tinted metal roof, and wall-to-wall glass on the waterside.
The intentionally single-story home is laid out in a stream of connected pods, each with direct access to the outside waterfront. A screen porch with Ipe decking and a stucco fireplace runs the length of the great room and kitchen, ensuring each space boasts expansive views of the Chester River. Special attention was paid to the great room ceiling detail, where square box beams “picture frame” painted wooden planks, creating interest and subtle contrast.