Colony Residence is a single family house located in Edgewater, NJ. Colony is a strip of special district adjacent to Hudson River and near southern portion of Palisades Park in Edgewater. Because of its special context, the district has their own regulations, mostly about prohibiting new development to block views of the river for all residents.
The design concept derived from the existing site setting of multiple levels of landscape along Hudson river. While keeping the existing footprint as much as possible and a simple geometric form, multiple layers of rectangular strips connect nature and interior space by inviting daylight into living spaces and framing views of the river.