In Retrospect 2008 HS2 Architecture

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[caption id=”attachment_28649″ align=”alignleft” width=”350″]2-tom-jane-option-1_dsc_9175 Founded by New York architects Thomas Hut and Jane Sachs in 1994, HS2 Architecture has developed a reputation for projects rooted in a deep appreciation of the visual arts and responsive design. HS2 is currently working on a house that doubles as a wellness retreat in New York, an oceanfront home on an island off of Florida’s coast, a private residence in Brooklyn Heights, an apartment at 15 Central Park West, and two dynamic retail flagship stores in Manhattan, among others.[/caption]

This was a great project for the HS2 office. It was our first project we were hired for, where the client found us on the Internet. They lived 3,000 miles away in California and had owned the house for five years before they decided to renovate.

The homeowners wanted a modern home with clean lines that were complimented with the warmth of recycled wood. Taking into consideration their allocated budget, we did not change the roofline or the footprint, but rather, we created moments in the interior for views and an innovative use of materials on the outside.

The floor is recycled oak flooring, and the kitchen was recycled barn board with blackened steel shelves. Upstairs the bathroom is concrete tile with a large sliding barn board door. The use of materials is simple and more industrial.

Another crucial aspect of the project was to integrate the house into the beautiful property. To do so, we relocated the front door and narrowed the drive; annexed the exterior porch for our client to relax and enjoy the views; created a long deck projecting into the landscape to the master bedroom so they had a great view of the stars with their telescope; and finally constructed a dock at the pond in the lower part of the property.

Photography Courtesy of Gross and Daley.

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