The next step in the construction of a mountain house, which is a style of detached structure that is usually built on a steep slope, is to get it into a better state of preservation.
A new website from architect Andrew J. Caulfield and builder Amityville House, which opened its doors in May 2017, makes the case for this method of preservation by highlighting a new set of techniques for the construction process, which can reduce the cost of building a mountain home by up to 60 percent.
A recent survey of Mountain House’s customers found that their average construction cost was around $7,500, with a typical size of 6-foot by 8-foot.
The site also featured a number of options for customizing the look of the house, with the most popular options being a metal-framed design, a wood-framing structure, and a stone-framged structure.
For the final touches, Caulfields says that he used “hundreds of layers of glue, tons of water-based spray paint, and thousands of layers and layers of nails to add an organic look to the wood.”
For example, in order to achieve a “natural” look, he chose to “work from a different angle” in order “to achieve a natural look and texture.”
In order to avoid “damp-haze,” the project also included “sugar coating” the outside of the structure, in hopes of creating a “smooth finish.”
Caulfelds also pointed out that he “tried to do everything to minimize the impact of rain,” but that the weather “is unpredictable” and “sometimes you have to make an exception for rain, and sometimes not.”
For the exterior of the new house, the architect added a “snow” wall to the ceiling and the exterior was then “slightly painted black.”
“The weather and moisture will be there, but you won’t see the sun for the whole winter,” he said.
“The best part is that the house is not a big, concrete, two-story house.
It’s a small, square house with a few doors, and you can’t go wrong with this kind of structure.”
It was built on top of a hill, so the designers opted for “a bit of a slope” as the house “is going to be much smaller” in the future.
To get the exterior ready for the snow-capped peaks, they installed “hills” that “are going to sit on top” of the roof.
For this project, they also “had to add some extra work to the walls.”
However, “the house was finished with a really smooth finish, so I think it’s going to last quite a while,” he added.
“It’s got that sort of soft, smooth, natural look.”
In addition to the new style of the interior, the website also mentions that “the builders wanted to go with a traditional Scandinavian style to make sure that they could achieve the look.”
Cylindrical walls were “painted black,” “plastered with spray paint,” and “hanging off of the ceiling” to ensure the house would be able to “rest on a small hill.”
The exterior of Amityvillage House, pictured above, was built to resemble a large mountain.
For exterior details, the house featured an “organic” style, using “hires, sticks, and other elements” to add “natural, organic” texture.
The designers also used “tweaks” like “hairspray and glue” to give the house a “soft look.”
For interior details, “we added snow and frost and spray painted it with a dark-orange paint.”
It’s clear that the architects have learned a lot over the past few years, and this project has already become a hit.
In fact, the home is currently being rented out on Airbnb for $5,000 per night, which seems like a bargain for a single bedroom.
Amityhouse House’s website notes that the “home is open for guests” and the property is available for purchase for $15,000.
The interior of Amtyville House is now available for tour and can be rented for $30,000-plus.
“Amityville houses are a favorite among mountain families and can accommodate any number of different families,” the site notes.
“Each of our homes are built to order, and each home is a unique experience, offering a unique architectural vision.”
The website also notes that “Amtyville houses can be converted into a private residence, studio apartment, vacation home, or even a single-family home.
They are also a great option for a wedding, corporate retreat, family reunion, or just a nice retreat.
The house is an exceptional example of the latest in contemporary architecture, with modern finishes and a unique aesthetic.”
The property is located in the New Jersey Mountains, in the state of New York, and can also be found