That marriage is important because there is so much glass in the home, he explains. Many windows run floor to ceiling and a wall of glass provides a view of the homeowner’s property from the dining area. Windows are encased inside and outside with Honduras mahogany painted black to match the countertops. “Because the sills underneath the windows are on both sides, we needed a wood that would be weather resistant and look good,” he says.
The house is built into a bank, Palmer continues. The bedrooms are in the basement and the kitchen is on the second, or main, floor which sits about 12 feet out of the ground. The property has a lot of trees, so with the orientation of the home, the homeowners can look out into the trees.
“It has a quasi Fallingwater look to it where you don’t see the bottoms or the tops of the trees; you’re kind of ‘in’ the trees,” he says. “It’s a bit of a tree house feel, aka Frank Lloyd Wright, with some Japanese overtones to it. This is really a one-of-a-kind home…a bit eclectic with a New York industrial theme.”