Bedford Residence, Bedford Corners, N.Y.
Joel Sanders Architect with Balmori Associates
New York

“Architects often think of buildings as an independent sculptural object that sits in landscape,” says Joel Sanders, AIA. “Our intention was to have the house recede, and what would catch your eye is this white lining that begins inside and goes down the hill.” Built on the solid foundation of a structurally unsound mid-century home, the remodel’s open-plan public zone has a dark shell with folded graphic elements—white concrete floors and countertops and a suspended drywall ceiling—that link the house, landscape, and pool house. Landscape architect Diana Balmori extended the concrete flooring outside as irregular pavers that interlace the landscape and wrap up over the pool house. “The stones in the swimming pool were set in the same way as the stone around the living-room fireplace,” she says. Our judges appreciated the “thoughtful way the materials go through the house” and its “appealing complexity and richness.”

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Project Credits

Principal in charge: Joel Sanders, AIA, Joel Sanders Architect
General contractor: Kevin Brenner, Brenner Builders & Associates, Bedford Hills, N.Y.
Landscape architect: Diana Balmori, Balmori Associates, New York
Stone mason: Tom Arbitrio, Arbitrio & Sons General Contracting, New Rochelle, N.Y.
Project size: 3,000 square feet
Site size: 4 acres
Construction cost; Withheld
Photography: Iwan Baan

Product Details

Bathroom cabinets: Custom by Brenner Millworks
Bathroom fittings: Vola
Bathroom fixtures: Custom by Get Real Surfaces
Cooktop: Miele
Countertops: Custom by Get Real Surfaces
Dishwasher: Miele
Doors: Steel Windows & Doors USA
Exterior siding: Cedar
Flooring: (Concrete) custom by Get Real Surfaces, (wood) walnut
Garage doors: Town & Country Door and Operator Co.
Garbage disposal: InSinkErator Evolution Essential
Hardware: Steel Windows & Doors USA
Insulation: US Insulation Corp.
Kitchen cabinets: Custom by Brenner Millworks
Kitchen fittings: Vola
Kitchen fixtures: Custom integrated sink by Get Real Surfaces
Lighting fixtures: Edison Price Lighting; BEGA-US; Cooper Lighting io LED; Belfer
Oven: Miele
Paints: Benjamin Moore
Refrigerator: Sub-Zero
Roofing: EPDM by Landmark Exteriors
Stone walls and paving: Arbitrio & Sons
Swimming pool: Custom by Shoreline Pools
Windows: Steel Windows & Doors USA