TinkerBox

TinkerBox

Kerhonkson, United States – Studio MM Architect

Project Year :     2016
Developed Area :     116.76 sqm

The Tinkerbox, located in the Hudson Valley and surrounded by more than 10 acres of forest, is a home built to focus on the homeowner’s love for cars. This explains the extra-large garage which provides more than enough space for car tinkering and storage.  There is also an attached workshop which serves as a furniture studio space.

A portion of the home sits partially embedded into a hill, with an impressive 12-foot mahogany door which serves as the entryway. The exteriors follow the traditional Japanese technique of wood charring known as shou sugi ban, giving the façade a sleek finish.

The Tinkerbox’s open-plan living space flows seamlessly from one room to the next; clean lines and large windows highlight contemporary living in a modern home.

Notes from the Architect:

Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A generously sized garage is the locus of the design, generating space for car storage and maintenance as well as a spacious wine cellar and a furniture workshop. The rectangular form of the house, which is partially embedded in the hilly landscape, emerges from the lower-level garage and creates an open plan living space ideal for entertaining, relaxing by a cozy fire, and for an office studio.

The exposed beam roof structure, inspired by a workshop aesthetic, emphasizes the double story entryway that draws guests up to an outdoor fireplace and grill. Located on 10.9 acres, the project is intended to eventually become a guest house, ensuring privacy for both the clients and their friends.

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Here’s another interesting post you may want to read. While the Tinkerbox House sits in the middle of a forest, the Refuge in Malalcahuello is surrounded by snow!

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