Architects Design Sprawling Mountain Home Inspired by the Fibonacci Spiral

A typical home adheres to a square or rectangular shape, while occasionally deviating to a circular structure. The Berkshire Mountain House, however, defies any sort of convention and takes inspiration from the Fibonacci spiral to create a winding layout among the rural Massachusetts landscape.

Created by Tsao & McKown Architects, the home has a total of three levels that spiral to its highest point. Everything is a progression, starting with the living areas on the first floor–open spaces for dining and entertaining–and gradually working its way up to a cozy aerie. The design focuses on natural lighting and the breathtaking views, incorporating large glazing along its winding path to offer the best sights from breakfast to midday to stargazing at night.

Berkshire Mountain House might pride itself on the scenery, but it also includes striking interior decor. The aesthetic features an exciting mixture of textures, including granite from a nearby quarry as well as warm wood panelling throughout. Together, they create an airy and tranquil place to work and play.

Tsao & McKown Architects: Website
via [Freshome, ArchDaily]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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