Colony Residence is a single family house located in Edgewater, NJ. Colony is a strip in Edgewater, a special district, adjacent to Hudson River and near the southern portion of Palisades Park. Because of its special context, the district has their own regulations, mostly about prohibiting new development from blocking 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.