A young couple asked DeForest to help create “a place to share with friends, a place for adventure and exploring, being a kid again, cooking together, experiencing nature and being part of something bigger.”
The exterior of the Watermill retreat has a rustic simplicity of a “modern farmhouse”, mimicking the barns common to agricultural Long Island with simple geometric forms grounded in the landscape, natural wood siding, and metal roofs. The siting and shape of the house accomplishes privacy, views, and distinct outdoor spaces.
This modern rustic house was commissioned by a young NYC family. Sited on a hill in Dutchess County NY, the house is designed as a series of pavilions that slide past one another to capture the wonderful views across the property. A pool and pergola extend the house’s spirit out into the landscape.
Storybrooke Cottage is a modern rustic project recently completed by ACM Design. This carriage house is located in Asheville, North Carolina, US. Project description: Nestled into a quiet wooded neighborhood, the primary residence on this property had been meticulously transformed from a 1960’s split level into a quaint Arts and Crafts treasure. However, the garage […]