Nestled away in the forests of Olivebridge, NY, the Bridge House is the ultimate rural retreat for an urban family to use as their vacation home. While many vacation homes are just regular houses located in lovely, out-of-the-way destinations, the family who hired Gluck + (the same firm that created the Tower House) wanted something that truly emphasized the destination's role as a family and guest gathering spot and not a residency.
As a result, the Bridge House seeks to immediately identify the concept of building bridges and reconnecting old friends. While the most immediate example of this are the bridges used on both the inside and out, there are other, more subtle connections as well. The use of both modern and historical materials, shapes and styles help emphasize the importance of making connections between people from different generations while the use of different topographies and buildings remind us to bridge the gap between people from other cultures and regions.