alex badalamenti as associate principal of shca was the lead architect for this large single family home renovation for a private client in stockbridge, massachusetts. the original 5,000 gsf home sat on ten acres and was built in the early 1900’s. the program increased the home to 20,000 gsf with a detached garage, swimming pool and landscaped gardens. the program included a master bedroom suite on the second floor with multiple guest bedrooms and bathrooms. the ground floor houses a large entry hall, living room, library, breakfast room and kitchen. the lower level includes an exercise room, wine cellar, theater and pool changing rooms. exterior terraces for entertaining face the mountain view and formal gardens.
peter pennoyer architects collaborated on the interior moldings and design. the exterior natural stone walls are a combination of random irregular blocks, stacked stone and bluestone paving. the exterior materials of cedar shingles for the siding and roofing are integrated with lead coated copper flashings and brick chimneys. the exterior american beaux arts (shingle style) incorporates a variety of forms that are of the highest quality materials and balanced proportions. all consultant and contractors were selected solely for their performance. in addition to the design of the residence all zoning and site approvals, health and building department approvals, and construction oversight were provided by the architectural team.