TinkerBox designed by Studio MM Architect
TinkerBox is nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley; it was conceived as a car lovers dream retreat. For the exterior cladding, the architects used the Japanese technique of charring wood called shou sugi ban. Working with premium cedar siding, they charred and finished the wood prior to installation, giving it a unique and durable finish. Inset gutters maintain the sleek silhouette of the house while retaining full functionality. The exposed concrete wall extends from the exterior, and the continuous wood beam structure of the cantilever pulls the eye up and through space. The stair, with solid wood treads made from hardwood trees formerly on the houses site, draws guests to the main living level and bridges the private and public sections of the house.