Burrowed into a hillside in a residential area near Harriman State Park, the Black Villa brings contemporary living to New York.
The expansive retreat features a moody black exterior and abstract forms. To incorporate its modern facade into the rugged scenery, the home is covered with a living green roof. sliding doors that open up the interior to the outdoors so the family can enjoy the natural surroundings. The interior is a bright, airy contrast to the outside with warm wood floors and floor-to-ceiling glazing that wraps the living space in views of the landscape. To top it all off, an expansive skylight spans the entire living room, flooding the space with natural light.
Features noticeably propose a large open living area with an incredible sky light that takes up most of the ceiling. In the architecture of the villa, at the request of the customer, designer tried to create the interior space and vice versa by using sky light on the ceiling and tall and elongated windows, which have an automatic covering system. Green roof is used in the roof to connect nature with architecture. The occupied space of the architecture with three volumes protruding from the heart of the earth on a natural slope as well as the black color of the concrete shows the prominence of the building more.
The villa has a master bedroom, guest bedrooms, and a seating area under the sky that creates an attractive atmosphere for watching TV and relaxing.
Images with courtesy of Reza Mohtashami