Tsao & McKown Designs a Berkshires House for Friends

Jacques Adnet chairs and a Tyler Hayes table furnish the dining area of a house that Tsao & McKown Architects built in Alford, Massachusetts. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Nanna Ditzel chairs and custom mohair-upholstered sofas gather in the living area. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Its limestone-clad alcoves contain a custom blackened-steel fireplace and a mahogany-lined reading nook. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The porte cochere is flanked by the main house and the garage. Photography by Eric Laignel.

In the kitchen, glazed French lava stone tops custom cabinets in lacquered MDF. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Set on a foundation surfaced in local granite, the house is sheathed in stained cedar, zinc, limestone, and slate. Photography by Eric Laignel.

In the study, an Eero Saarinen chair and ottoman are paired with a George Nakashima side table. Photography by Eric Laignel.

At the main entry, a fluorescent tube shines through frosted glass. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A tower contains a sitting room with a custom linen-covered banquette. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Brazilian teak flooring flows throughout, including the corridor to the pair of guest suites. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Viscose-linen upholsters the custom daybed in the master bedroom. Photography by Eric Laignel.

In the office, chairs by Ward Bennett face a desk by Hayes. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Mahogany frames the custom windows. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A single block of limestone yielded the custom-carved tub in the master bathroom. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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