A loft-like house is carved out of the grade of a steep creekside lot, blending the margins between aged artifact and landscape.
The house is about close views, inhabiting the sound of rushing water, and moving through the trees and vertical space of the New Hampshire White Mountains. Over- and under-spaces provide comfortable places to be in hot or cold, sunny or rainy weather. Exterior finishes were chosen for their durability and the ability to blend, organically over time, into the natural context.
The owners, who previously built the Johnson Creek weeHouse and described the second floor as “one of the most beautiful interior spaces they had ever been in,” moved from Philadelphia to Boston and started anew. They are “creek people” who value serenity.