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Shenandoah House

Inspired by the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, this home and writer’s retreat is characterized by an undulating roofline that evokes the Appalachians’ jagged peaks. Composed of pod-like bedrooms and communal spaces sprouting off a central 37-metre corridor, the home’s irregular layout mimics the contours of its steep hillside site while creating intimate outdoor spaces oriented to take advantage of the breathtaking mountain views. The nature-inspired aesthetic continues inside, where curving walls flow into smooth, uninterrupted ceilings (lighting is recessed in slots at the ceiling’s edge) to create a soothing, organic interior. Natural materials like bamboo floors and a fireplace partially clad in locally sourced soapstone further link the home to its surroundings.

Shenandoah House

Team: Troy Schaum and Rosalyne Shieh

People’s Choice: Houses
Shenandoah House

This home and writer’s retreat by Schaum/Shieh is characterized by its undulating roofline.

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