Aviator’s Villa

Architecture, Green Design, Upstate

Aviator's Villa, Urban Office Architecture, salvaged airplane parts, Dutchess County

This house is about as close as one can get to living among the clouds, so it makes perfect sense that it was built for a retired pilot. Designed by Urban Office Architecture, the geometric Aviator’s Villa in Dutchess County, New York “explores the thought of flight as a strong motivator for architectural darings.”

Through the use of salvaged airplane parts and minimal, glass-encased structures, the firm was able to create the feeling of flying through the sky. And like a plane, the home is exposed to the elements on all sides and appears to be soaring above water, as it’s suspended on stilts, straddling a pool and a small lake.

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