The Sunken & Hidden ‘Black Villa’ Is A Luxury Lair In The Forests Of New York

Sep 28, 2020

Category: Living

Architecture is often a product of its surroundings, but sometimes, it’s used to accentuate the area that it presides over. For Reza Mohtashami’s articulate “Black Villa” — a luxurious hillside home located 30 miles north of New York City — its purpose is found in the latter.

Created within New York’s second-largest state park, this Harriman-based home is an artful creation that utilizes its surroundings in a unique way. It calls upon a small, rocky outcrop within one of the area’s forests for its foundation, expanding outward into a multi-tiered living area. Its exterior is defined by charred, blackened concrete, giving way to a stunning collection of front-facing windows, an overarching skylight, and a foliage-covered living roof. Inside the home, denizens dwell in lavishness. A sunken living room, well-outfitted kitchen, and exposed rock wall bring a unique feel to the space, while a fireplace, ambient lighting, and natural wood accents add to the home’s cozy atmosphere. Head to Reza Mohtashami’s Instagram for a closer look at the project.

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