Sheltering Stone: A Stone Home in Upstate New York

Using rock from their property in rural upstate New York, an architect and his wife hand build a timeless stone house on a tight budget.

Lauren soaks up the sun’s warmth in her parent’s bedroom. “Living in a stone house feels cozy and safe, even though people think it would be cold,” her mother explains. “With so much glass and the passive solar, it’s bright and warm inside. In summer it’s so cool that visitors ask whether we have air conditioning.”
Photo By Laurie E. Dickson