Scrafano Architects



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Coin Residence

Clarkston, MI

5500 SF

On a heavily wooded ten acre site, we expanded and renovated a sixties ranch house to become a “house in the trees,” extending the footprint into the forest, blurring the boundaries of house and nature. The exposed wood beams and knotty pine ceiling reflect a refined version of the trees beyond. The stacked stone fireplace hearth extends from the living room to the outside patio where it first is a wall then bench seating. The floor to ceiling glass façade allows expansive views to the woods beyond, allowing the owners to enjoy seasonal changes throughout the year.

Photography by Paul Bednarski