The Berkshires XIII House by Burr & McCallum
The Berkshires XIII project is a 4,600 square-foot single family residence, located in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts designed by Burr and McCallum Architects. The house was built for an art collector and the architects designed the home around the art collection. “ This is a house built around an art collection. The need to maximize wall space while still having large windows led to our design solution: A rectangular box with windows to the view contains the major living spaces. This is broken in several places with cubes containing studies, the front entry, and the screened porch. These cubes push into the interior, providing walls for paintings, small ‘ accidental’ gallery spaces, as well as the separation necessary between private and public spaces.” The Berkshires XIII has also earned the Energy Star program’ s highest rating with its triple glazed windows, super insulated walls and ceilings and geothermal heating and cooling.