The notion of this holiday property designed by Joeb Moore+ Partners Architects need to be observed via its geographical context. Positioned in Kent, Connecticut, the residence is set along a ridge that parallels the Kent Falls State Park. The Kent Falls are a series of cascades that form when the bedrock includes each challenging and soft layers that erode over time. A more current addition to this organic landscape are the man-produced wooden bridges constructed to ease circulation around the falls. These two elements are mirrored into the design of the house, as the house turns and spans along the landscape and down the hillside. The living-dining bridge is anchored into the hillside by two concrete structures at each ends. These structures have a double part: one particular is structural, they have the part of foundation, and the other a single is functional, they play the function of chimneys. The interior spaces interlock and the living and dining bridge, open on two sides, is turned parallel to the meadow and the valley. The openness of the spaces with each other with the vertical stair-light effectively create a gorgeous example of “camera lucida” or viewing chamber. These openings allow for a projection of the exterior situations such as views, climate and light on the interior living rituals.
Depending from where we look at it, the residence reveals 1 or two floors. Looking from the afar at the prime of the slope, one can see a wooden bridge that leads to a see-via glass and wood structure.
As one particular gets closer the home reveals its complete physique, displaying clearly the bridge structure of the living and dining area suspended more than an open room at the bottom.
This open room functions as an outdoors protected living/media space. The two concrete structures on the sides have integrated fireplaces that enable for this space to be livable even in colder weather.
The living and dining region have a privileged position on the bridge structure that has glass walls on two sides. The advantages of this position are a light flooded space and stunning views on the wild nature that surrounds the home.
A sculptural searching chair is placed in front of the windows that overlook the valley, inviting to contemplation.
The cooking and eating regions are laid out in such a way as to also advantage from light and views.
The bedrooms, set in the winds of the home that run perpendicular on the valley, also privilege light and views by means of floor-to-ceiling windows.
A distinct feature of the home are the light wells that bring the sky into the property and produce a felling of suspended living. This way, the light travels vertically by means of the staircase all the way down to the bottom level.
The light-effectively concept is exploited to the maximum in the double height modest bathroom. The leading height is painted bright red and it looks like a red tunnel that leads to the light.