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Williamstown, Massachusetts Residence by Workshop/APD: 2020 Best of Year Winner for Ski House

Photography by Shannon Dupre/DDReps.

A family seeking a modern, barn-inspired home in the Berkshires tapped the expertise of Workshop/APD co-founding principal Andrew Kotchen, whose team responded with a 10,000-square-foot cedar-clad structure tucked into a sloping hillside. Inside, gray and white marble, fieldstone, and white oak craft a serene environment warmed by live-edge countertops, leather accents, and robust wood beams that embrace the spirit of mountain living—as does the ski-lift entry bench. The design brief also mandated ample space for entertaining, so central to the home is a double-height living area and an adjacent three-season room, the latter boasting panoramic views of the surrounding mountain range through floor-to-ceiling glazing. The walls fold open to connect indoors and out, a luxury afforded to the occupants even in colder weather, thanks to a fireplace, and frame stunning vistas of both nearby Mt. Greylock and the sprawling 35-acre property—the latter hardscaped with the same locally quarried Goshen stone that forms the hill itself. An indoor basketball court and a golf simulator allow the family to stay active no matter the weather.

Photography by Shannon Dupre/DDReps.
Photography by Shannon Dupre/DDReps.
Photography by Shannon Dupre/DDReps.

Project Team: Andrew Kotchen; Andrew Kline; Andy Hart; Michael Ellison; Court Whisman; Irina Matos; Faith Hoops.

> See the full list of winners and honorees from Best of Year 2020

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