SKN House is a 5000sf private residence newly constructed on a seven-acre parcel of former farmland in the resort town of Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. The design of the house is organized around its central feature: a 180-degree view of the lake which is possible from nearly every room in the house. The design for the roof structure utilizes pre-fabricated roof trusses and field-installed modifiers to produce an asymmetrically folded zinc-clad roof that optimizes drainage and materially recalls the barn structures in the surrounding farmland. This zinc is folded down the side of the circulation core, while vertical cedar siding adds texture to the angular volumes.
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