The Bercherer House sits royally among the lush hilly pastures of Albemarle County, Virginia. At first glance, I thought this dream home is carved out from nature and transformed into an ultra-modern structure. It is enclosed by the ranch-like, dark stained fences greatly complementing the design of this modern architecture.
Robert M. Gurney Architects made this design possible. The implementation of the house floor plans was carried responsibly to include three gable-roofed pavilions which opened up to the breathtaking expansive views of the nature surrounding the modern home. The floor to ceiling glass on walls invite nature inside as it becomes the backdrop for the entire home.
In fact, it becomes the focal point of the design for without it inviting the lush greenery to the interiors would be nearly impossible to achieve. Both the views of the woods and horse pastures are part of the interior design and I must say that it provides the allure for the home.
The connection with nature was carried all throughout the entire house even in the most intimate area like the bathroom design. It is modern yet comfortable enough to function as an intimate haven where you can be yourself. The living room, dining room and the great kitchen spaces are seamlessly flowing one from another making it impossible to deny the functionality of the living spaces.
The neutral color scheme used in this project heightens the contrast of the lush greenery. I find the wooden storage cabinets by the kitchen alluring and extremely attractive reminding me that this ultra-modern structure is situated amidst the breathtaking nature.
The cloaked porch as well as the bluestone terrace stretched along the length of the architecture thus providing expansive views of the sunset over the horizon. I find this layout extremely inspirational and it evokes a homely feeling – like you’re vacationing away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 3 July, 2012