Pioneer Valley Retreat

Location: Western Massachusetts
Architect: Turkel
Completed: Construction Fall 2022

This home is located on a large, wooded parcel adjacent to the Mt. Washington and Mt. Everett State Forest in the south west corner of Massachusetts. The landscape design preserves the open space and enhances the connection to the adjacent wetland and trail system. Fieldstone walls connect the new, modern home to the context of the former farmland estate. A larger masterplan for the property is underway while the main residence is in construction. Native plant material, solar arrays and onsite stormwater mitigation help this home maintain a light touch within the landscape perched at the edge of the woodland looking over an expansive wet meadow.