Barenhaus (Bear House) is a new construction project that gave the architect and design team liberty to create an imposing residence with dramatic features inside and out. Its design is Germanic at heart with its deep roof overhangs and shallow pitch, detailed with precise engineering, and bold architectural details. Tucked away off a private drive in the heart of Solebury Township, PA, Barenhaus was designed for the art aficionado and socialite to impress and entertain.
Central to the design is a three-story floating steel staircase connecting all three levels of the residence and serves as the central aesthetic dominance at the front entry. Wide hallways and meticulous lighting provide an abundance of gallery walls leading to the center of the home, which is anchored by a remarkable kitchen. With a 16’ foot island, two sets of appliances (30” fridge/freezer, 36” fridge/freezer, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers), and a glass-walled conditioned wine room, this kitchen is truly a chef’s and entertainer’s dream.
Beyond the kitchen and dining room, eyes are drawn to the massive double-sided chimney in the great room with two back-to-back fireplaces for indoor and outdoor use.
Two master bedroom suites plus 3 additional large suites provide comfort for the owners and guests alike.
(Below #1) Floating steel staircase being welded onsite.
(Below #2) The foundation boasts over 600 yards of concrete and nearly 18,000 feet of metal rebar.