Chuck Choi Architectural Photography

Peter Rose and Partners: Stealth House

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Behind the ordinary exterior of this residence lies a starkly modern interior by Peter Rose and Partners that could be called gleeful in it's ability to circumvent. Required by the town of Bronxville to retain the suburban mock-Tudor exterior of the house, the architects forged ahead with their modernist plans on the interior. Spatially, they created a series of axes, cross-axes, and site lines that organize the existing warren of rooms into a coherent, richly layered orthoganal plan. The uniform use of rabbeted fir paneling creates a nicely scaled warm interior reminiscent of an exquisitely constructed wood box. A triumph over mediocrity, at least in Bronxville.  See all images.