Art Meets Nature

Tucked away on a wooded property in Westchester County, New York, is a home that melds the beauty of nature with an eye-catching art collection into a seamless panorama.

Categories

  • Residential

Products

  • Classic Line
  • Series 600
  • Multi-slide doors
  • Series 900
  • Window wall
  • Hinged door

Location

  • New York
A Series 600 Multi-Slide Door provides a seamless flow from the interior seating area to the exterior.
A Series 600 Multi-Slide Door provides a seamless flow from the interior to the exterior.
When architect and interior designer Carol Kurth of Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors started designing the modern home, dubbed Art House 2.0, she knew she wanted to create a gallery-like feeling that blended her client’s contemporary art collection with the towering trees and natural stone that surrounds the property. She achieved the artistic aesthetic through large glass openings, including a Series 600 Multi-Slide Door that provides a seamless flow from the interior to the exterior. Kurth used a combination of indigenous materials and big glass to accentuate the balance of nature and art throughout the home. A Series 600 Window Wall frames a lush green landscape studded with sculptures.
A combination of indigenous materials and big glass accentuate the balance of nature and art throughout the two-story home.
A combination of indigenous materials and big glass accentuate the balance of nature and art throughout the two-story home.

“When we are looking for a window company, I’m looking for expansive windows, and I’m looking for this floor-to-ceiling effect. I’ve got these high spaces, and the Western Window Systems products that we had custom-designed worked so well for the concept that we were trying to create,” Kurth says. “The ability for us to work with one manufacturer to create all of these different elements was really crucial.”

The entryway to the home features a Series 900 Hinged Door, which augments the home’s clean, modern look.

A tall pivot door greets guests as they enter the glass encased abode that frames art and nature together.
A tall pivot door greets guests as they enter the glass encased abode that frames art and nature together.

“One of the things that I really like about the Western Window Systems multi-slide units and the door units is that we have those thin sightlines, and the hardware is unobtrusive and it actually fits right into the profile,” Kurth says. “It’s just really great to be able to maintain that integrity around the entire glazed opening.”

The home’s tiled floors, floor-to-ceiling glass, and skylights that punctuate the spaces work in tandem to create an open and airy home that showcases beauty inside and out.

“It just feels like a very relaxed, open, and cheerful place to live,” Kurth says.

An artistic aesthetic is achieved through copious glass openings in every room, including this office full of bookshelves.
An artistic aesthetic is achieved through copious glass openings in every room, including this office full of bookshelves.
Glass in this sitting and dining area frames the lush green landscape surrounding the Westchester County, New York home.
Glass in this sitting and dining area frames the lush green landscape surrounding the Westchester County, New York home.

Architect Carol Kurth, Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors

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