Louver House by Leroy Street Studio Features Slatted Timber Facades

Award winning architecture project by Leroy Street Studio features light-filtering structure and contemporary decor.

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New York based firm Leroy Street Studio recently designed a residence for an avid outdoors man which features generous spaces, repetitive timber frames and a  light-filtering structure. Situated in Wainscott the building results in a singular volume made with delicate trusses and timber slats.

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The Louver House, located on the edge of an agricultural reserve, was designed to serve as such. Its appearance refers traditional barn structures which are common in the area, having a timber framing, a rectangular shape and a single pitched roof.

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The entrance leads visitors through the building’s louvered skin into a two-story foyer that overlooks a tall interior garden courtyard. In this space there’s a tick oak staircase that creates an elegant echo towards the outside landscape.

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The residence’s living spaces are elevated to the second floor in order to capture long views. These spaces are divided from the outdoor porch by a stone fireplace. The vaulted ceiling emphasizes the building’s traditional barn while providing a lofty feel to the space.

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According to the designers “Teak and high-tech steel trusses support continuous lengths of skylight overhead in an elegant and pragmatic design,”.

Above the living spaces, an upper mezzanine opens to a rooftop garden which is connected to a study tucked into the rafters. In all, five outdoor courts and garden spaces are unified under the roof providing a simplistic harmony between the spaces.

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The master suit is located on the second floor, while the ground level is inhabited by guest rooms, a billiards room and a lounge area that opens to the outdoors. In the basement there’s a wine cellar, a gym and a steam room, as well as laundry facilities and storage areas.

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Its interior design encompasses contemporary decor and earthy materials such as oak and marble. Mid-century lighting was use to enhance the space’s personality.

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The Louver House received an AIA National Housing Award and a Residential Architect Design Award.

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