Inspired by the ranch-style glass houses of Mies Van Der Rohe, The Mile High Road House represents an idealized relationship between the occupants – a photographer and an anthropologist – and the landscape. FdM:Arch’s resulting design met the needs of the clients, who requested a visually transparent house where every room connected directly to the exterior.
Surrounded by wetlands and a FEMA Flood Zone, The Mile High Road House is elevated on a plinth, off of which it extends on three sides and hovers over the land (hence its name). The central living space contains a living/dining room, indoor pool and winter garden. Flanking the living space on the north are the home’s bedrooms, while on the south lay the kitchen, storage, mechanical spaces and service quarters.
- Place East Hampton, NY
- Date 2007
- Area 8,000 SF
- Architect Francois deMenil Architect, PC
- Structural Engineer Liam O’Hanlon Engineering, PC
- MEP Engineer Plus Group PLLC
- Lighting OneLux Studio, LLC