Pond House

This house was designed as a weekend getaway. The client wanted a modern house that would easily integrate indoor and outdoor living to take maximum advantage of the site’s garden landscape and sweeping views of Sagg Pond. We were inspired by Samuel Marx’s 1952 Tom May house in Los Angeles, where a glass-clad first floor is surmounted by an upper volume of stucco cantilevered over a swimming pool, with a flat-roofed cabana at one end. Our design, following this precedent, consists of two stacked, offset rectangular volumes with minimal detailing.

Jeremy Erdreich
Jacob Hardin
Tim Orlando

The foyer contains a curved plaster stair and opens onto the great room, beyond which is the swimming pool terrace and loggia with an outdoor living area and kitchen.

The wall of decorative tiles with its subtle circular relief forms a backdrop to the kitchen with its white glass countertops and white oak cabinetry and floors.
The subdued landscape includes a sunken pétanque court styled as a Zen garden with lawns surrounded by perennial borders and a walkway through the wetlands to the dock.