This new single-family residence was custom designed for a unique wooded site on a secluded peninsula of land surrounded by the sloping adjacent valleys of the Cleveland Metro Parks property in Brecksville, Ohio. The site’s wonderful woodland views and privacy allow the design to include large open areas of glass to facilitate a visual and “actual connection to the generous outdoor pool and landscape spaces. 8,000 s.f. of overall living area is provided, in addition to a generous walk-out basement, providing living, dining, chef’s kitchen, and five bedrooms with dedicated bathrooms, while a treetop ‘sky lounge’ will allow the Owner to enjoy a private entertaining space and deck overlooking the Cuyahoga River Valley.

The heavy timber framing of the home is to be fabricated by local Amish craftsmen of solid Douglas fir, while the majority of exterior facades are clad in locally-sourced limestone set in a dry-stack manner. Construction of the residence is underway with Payne & Payne Builders, and all interior and exterior work should be completed by the spring of 2016.