AMALGAM STUDIO / BLACK OAK BUILDERS
Photography by Chris Kendell
Silvernails is a family residence that celebrates the ever-changing seasonal landscape, designed to exploit natural light throughout with a minimalist, contemporary aesthetic taken from traditional barns that dot the area. A new-meets-traditional combination that is described as "modern vernacular.” The design is based on old barns but is built with cutting edge materials. Modern technology, engineering, construction techniques and energy efficiency were employed to achieve the quality, comfort, clean-lines and openness of modern living with airy rooms and ceilings with exposed timber beams.
The Interior finishes were influenced by the rural setting and indigenous woods found on the property. White oak was chosen for flooring, walnut for cabinetry and hickory for the feature vanity units. Local stone, including granite and slate, was used for the hearth, wet areas and basement walls.