Residential Private Home


Copper Falls

Client
Private Owner
Year
N/A
Work
Architecture/Interior
Status
Completed
Scale
6,500 SF
Location
Harrison City, PA

About

Early design inspiration was gleaned from tours of nearby Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. The intent for this home, on this site, was to create a place that was a part of, and inclusive of, the larger landscape, while remaining intimate for a couple and their two dogs. The plan organically follows the contours of the hillside to take advantage of southeast/west views. Ledge rock, harvested and stacked for the walls, provides definitive spatial separations in a strong design statement – echoed in the massive finished stone fireplaces, Western Red Cedar beams, and roof deck. Floors are finished in hand hewn cherry and slate pavers. Spaces fan outward to accept the sunlight of southerly windows – also of cherry, and copper clad. Copper is used as a rain screen and for the roof; it’s dark color carries through to the fixtures, such as the spa and tub, and is reflected in the bronze hardware throughout.