The PERCH HOUSE
The Perch House is a Single Family House on a 1/4-acre site in Takoma Park Maryland.
One of the first comments that the owners of this narrow property made was that they "wanted to wake up with the birds".
From this comment the design of the house evolved around the story of a human "perch" up in the branches of the trees… A human perch with the bird's perches as its neighbors.
The property is situated in a neighborhood of houses on narrow, 50-foot wide lots, but the siting of the Perch House is such that it feels from the inside that it is very isolated. Windows were positioned to minimize the views to and from the neighboring houses.
The Perch House is a single family residence built on a tight budget. The house is detailed with a very modern, craftsman, sustainable sensibility.