A modern house with timber windows in New York

Set high on a steep hilltop that boarders the Hudson River, Nyack is a bespoke modern home that expertly utilises high quality timber windows to maximise views and performance.  

The timber windows chosen were strategically located within the new build modern home to capture the views of the Tappen Zee bridge which spans the Hudson River.


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The owner of the property was an expert in glazing themselves, and the specification of the timber windows and doors was a key part of the design.  

The prevailing design of the modern house was created to make the most of the views afforded to the site thanks to its elevated location.  

The house structure was created based on a series of boxes, connected together thanks to the rich material palette of the architectural design. The multi layered boxes allowed the sites size and scale to be maximises and creates a unique character to the design.  

Traditional natural stone was used extensively to the exterior façade and was chosen to contrast with the dark grey finish chosen for the timber windows. Elsewhere, some of the boxes were clad in Ipe timber, creating a warm design that changes with nature.  

External terraces and balconies were forged from blackened steel that span the rear of the property. Glass is introduced to these external areas to ensure no views are lost.  

This unique combination of materials sets the building apart from its neighbours and creates an eye catching design.  

The selection of timber window allows light to pour into the interior space, especially around the three story fire place that slides through the building.  

This centralised metal and glass stairway creates a core to the interior from which the home expands. For more information about the timber windows and doors used on this project, get in touch with the team at Avino.