Pine Plains BarnHouse
Pine Plains, New York
Honoring the past while celebrating the present was paramount while designing this rural getaway in the Hudson River Valley. Using SIP (structural insulated panel) construction, Alchemy designed a 2 BR + loft, 2 bath home using rustic yet sophisticated, functional accents including steel cross ties and reclaimed barn board interior walls. The exterior is clad in locally-sourced, painted wood. Structural insulated panels (an insulating foam core sandwiched between structural facings) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. They are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and fit nearly any building design. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Alchemy designed and fabricated custom lighting and decorative steel columns especially for the house.