Residential Design

VOL.6 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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The clients wanted an expansive, inviting great room to absorb extended family and friends. It connects through a glass vestibule to the private, two-story bedroom wing. of reasons. Chief among them has been the difficulty of finding top-flight factories that can deliver the standards and the geo- graphic reach required by the firm and its discerning clientele. Although located in the Hudson Valley of New York state, the Clinton Corners commission came to Bill and project architect Evan Morris through Texas ties. One of the clients has roots in the state and had always admired the firm's work. When the couple approached the architects about building a weekend/ vacation house on picturesque Upton Lake, they were eager for a quick build. Everyone began with the idea that the Porch House process might be a solution. As design development progressed, it became apparent that the Porch House program would accommodate some of what the clients wanted, but not all. Where it fell short, or rather too small, was in the great room. The clients sought a spacious, almost barn-like open plan kitchen/living/dining room that could host large gatherings of friends and extended family. The prefabrication module delivery system would not work for this portion of the project. So, the team set about de- vising another means of getting the entire project—which also included a bedroom wing and a separate guest house—done quickly and to the high performance standards of the Porch House program. Fortunately, in his decade-long quest to build a network of Porch House-capable factories, Bill had struck up a re- lationship with prefab pioneer Tedd Benson and his New 28 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 6, 2018 CASE STUDY

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