CWB Architects’ Bug Acres Uses a Screened Porch to Bring the Outdoors In

Posted On Wed, February 11, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, February 11, 2015 By In Architecture, Green Design, Interiors, Upstate

Standing among an idyllic garden with centenarian trees, a stream and granite rocks, this beautiful Woodstock retreat is perfect for a relaxing weekend away. Dubbed “Bug Acres,” it was built to replace an old property that used to stand on the same site, and it was exclusively designed for “amplifying the owner’s visual and auditory experience of the landscape from the interior spaces,” according to CWB Architects. Our favorite part of the house is the screened cedar porch, which comes complete with minimal decoration and a sweet wood-burning stove, letting you be one with nature from the comfort of a warm home.

CWB Architects, Bug Acres, cedar wood, glazed porch, Woodstock, bringing nature inside, granite rock garden, woodland retreat,

The intention behind this new home was to bring the outdoors in while framing the views so the inhabitants could see and listen to what’s going on outside at all times of the year.

CWB Architects, Bug Acres, cedar wood, glazed porch, Woodstock, bringing nature inside, granite rock garden, woodland retreat,

During the summer, the porch’s windows can be opened, letting the warm breeze flow freely inside the space and allowing some woodland scents to invade the property. This stunning roofed-porch space has windows all around it and opens up toward a granite rock and forest, cantilevering over a little stream.

CWB Architects, Bug Acres, cedar wood, glazed porch, Woodstock, bringing nature inside, granite rock garden, woodland retreat,

The rest of the house is spacious and comfortable and there is natural light shining in from all angles. Once again, nature filters inside.

Like CWB Architects’ unique approach as much as we do? Check out all their work here.

Photos courtesy of Rachael Stollar for CWB Architects

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  • rstollar

    The porch is actually screened rather than glazed. Thanks for the feature!

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