The Bedford Quarry House helps to restore, capitalizes on, and assimilates into the surrounding natural environment. A branching floor plan built into the site’s bedrock provides spectacular vistas of an abandoned quarry-turned-lake and the surrounding forest. This provides the clients with a sense of serenity and comfort. Compared to the previously-existing project on the property, the House’s energy-efficient insulation, reduced footprint, and improved rain-and-wastewater management reduces energy use and protects the forest and wetland ecosystem servicing the surrounding community. Examples of innovations addressing both client and environmental concerns include triple-glazed windows and a bio-retention-based septic system.
Location Bedford, New York
Architect Steven Harris Architects
Landscape Architect, Interiors Rees Roberts and Partners
Project Team Audio Visual Systems; Becht Engineering; Berkshire Wilton Partners LLC; Bibbo Associates; Electronic Security and Communications Corporation; Geotechnical Engineering Options; Integral Building + Design; Morano Group; Stephen W. Coleman Environmental Consulting
2022 Residential Design Awards