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Opacic Photos by Phillip Ennis

Opacic Architects

(914) 591-4306
Location: Scarsdale

Built on a piece of land surrounded by much more modest houses, the home challenged Opacic Architects to create a house large enough for five active people while keeping within the scale of the neighborhood and remaining environmentally conscious. The house has a low profile and an aesthetic reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts movement. Inside, the house has an open flow between spaces in two axes, which converge at the corner family room. That room is used for all types of entertaining and has French doors that open to the terrace and side lawn. The home also features a screened porch pavilion overlooking a tennis court and pool. Brenner Builder + Associates was the contractor, and Daniel Barsanti of HB Home Interior Design was the interior designer. 

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Photos by Ferguson Malone Architects

Ferguson Malone Architects

(914) 591-5066
Location: Irvington

This new, 3,500-square-foot home was built on a steeply sloped and rocky site for a young family with a background in film and a fondness for West Coast modernism, which shows in this design. The living level is positioned on the top floor to allow for on-site parking as well as expansive southern views of the Hudson River Valley. The bedrooms and family room are on the first floor, with the entire house organized around a spine-like central staircase. Large windows and high ceilings allow the owners and their visitors to enjoy breathtaking vistas. This home was built with sustainable design features, including passive solar siting and radiant heating. 

Photos By Josefa Mulaire and Suzanne Levine

Christina Griffin; Architect

(914) 478-0799 
Location: Dobbs Ferry

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“River’s Edge,” as this home is named, has a boomerang layout and is perched on a ridge that embraces striking panoramic views of the Hudson River Valley. The home has clean lines and modern design elements, and it emphasizes casual and comfortable living for a young family. One of the central design features is a floating staircase, which leads to a “bridge” overlooking the two-story dining room, where the homeowners and guests have more views of the Hudson River. The home uses natural and durable materials, and sustainability was a priority for the family. 

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