Project name: Undermountain House
Project location: Sheffield, MA
Firm name: O’Neill Rose Architects
Jury comments: This single family home offers elegant living space with deliberate design moves and some surprises. The architect works with the site, formally integrating Undermountain House into the landscape by carving out functional spaces underneath (wood storage, walking path). The structure’s lines respond to its surroundings, and well-placed windows bring the outside in. Unexpected accents of blue and black define interior spaces—the jury was especially charmed by the pop-up dining nook—and give some vibrancy to an otherwise understated palette.
Consultants: Mark W. Holmes Builder; Ross Dalland PE; D’Antonio Consulting Engineers