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Leroy Street Studio’s Louver House is an Airy, Daylit Barn-Shaped Home

Posted By Lori Zimmer On December 27, 2011 @ 5:00 pm In Architecture,Long Island | 1 Comment

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The stunning barn-like home [5] sits atop a lush plot that overlooks a corn field, not far from the Atlantic shoreline. The entire Louver House is a series of continuous outdoor and indoor spaces, unified by the louver skin [6] and rain siding. Five outdoor courtyards and gardens are arranged around the interior living areas under the peaked roof. A massive gray stone fireplace, met with a glass wall of doors, separates the main living area with the outdoor porch.

Playing up on the barn shape [7], the architects created an interior with an open plan that has extraordinarily high exposed beam ceilings. The roof is lined with a strip of skylights that continues down the peak of the entire ceiling, casting a dramatic light that moves around the interior throughout the day. The living area, dining room, and kitchen ceilings all rise two stories to further the home’s openness, while a mezzanine area houses the private bedrooms, as well as a viewing area to look out over the nearby coast. The mezzanine also features a cozy study, a contrast from the openness of the rest of the home, and opens onto its own private roof garden [8] with superior views.

Aside from living areas, the structure houses a custom woodshop that also has indoor and outdoor areas, as well as a lap pool for exercise [9]. The Louver House is a network of mixed use spaces, seamlessly blending the interior with the outdoors.

+ Leroy Street Studio [2]

Via Arch Daily [10]

images © Paul Wharchol via Leroy Street Studio

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URLs in this post:

[1] Louver House: http://www.leroystreetstudio.com/index.php?page=selected&work=louver-house

[2] Leroy Street Studio: http://www.leroystreetstudio.com

[3] series of louvers: http://inhabitat.com/j-mayer-hs-space-age-quartier-m-to-transform-an-unused-area-of-dussledorf/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/nyc/leroy-street-studio-combines-the-interior-with-the-outdoors-in-the-sustainable-louver-house/leroy-street-studio-louver/?extend=1

[5] barn-like home: http://inhabitat.com/airy-foster-loop-cabin-in-washington-state-is-a-high-flying-low-impact-home/

[6] louver skin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louver

[7] barn shape: http://inhabitat.com/we-talk-with-tracen-gardner-of-reclaimed-space-about-prefab-building-salvaging-materials/

[8] private roof garden: http://inhabitat.com/beirut-wonder-forest-could-infuse-the-lebanon-capital-with-some-much-needed-greenery/

[9] lap pool for exercise: http://inhabitat.com/dowling-studios-westside-road-residence-is-an-experiment-in-green-living-prefab-design/

[10] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/193108/louver-house-lss/

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