Inserting a large 5,500-square-foot home into a particularly jagged hillside is no small task. For expert local prefabrication firm Acorn Deck House Company, the seemingly daunting undertaking required excavating and leveling a massive ledged rock. “It was all worth it,” Ideate Design Studio founder and principal Sashya Thind said. “The home has great views.”
Thind collaborated with Acorn Deck House Company Head of Design Michael Hawke to create a holistic project that gives architecture and interior design equal footing. Located in Wellesley, Massachusetts—a well-to-do suburb of Boston–the new home casts an impressive profile but doesn’t overwhelm its natural setting.
Indicative of the company’s prevalent style, the paired-back scheme ensures that the home seamlessly situates into its natural surroundings. Demonstrating the best of the company’s modular and panelized expertise, a two-tone wooden-clad facade helps elucidate the modernist structure’s many interlocking volumes. Inside, an exposed metal and wooden beam system plays host to a double-height, open-plan living and dining space but also helps segment-off the home’s more intimate six bedrooms and five bathrooms.