• milan house
  • milan house
  • milan house
  • milan house
  • milan house

“We were very impressed with the ability of Andrade Architecture to carefully listen to our objectives and understand our budget constraints, designing a home that utilizes our surrounding environment to meet our family’s growing needs. Andrade Architecture exceeded our expectations in creating a home that all of us enjoy.”

The Milan House sits in a bucolic Dutchess County setting and speaks to the simplicity and charm of classic Hudson Valley architecture while maximizing space and conserving energy. The gable, entry porch, and shed dormer of the front façade echo the vernacular cottage style of the region, while the two-story back façade, with its abundance of windows, topped with clerestories, allows light to flood into the open-plan living room and kitchen area.

Andrade Architecture designed the Milan House to achieve the maximum amount of space within a limited budget. The house has a small footprint and an open-floor plan with high ceilings. The design also accommodates the steep slope of the site, placing the bedrooms on the lower level with large windows to allow for generous amounts of natural light. The master bedroom and living spaces are located on the main level; a large shed dormer was constructed in the attic with egress windows to make it a habitable space for the family in the future. Also incorporated into the design were energy-efficient features, including radiant heat in the lower level and a hydro-air system for heating and cooling on the upper floors, along with polyurethane spray insulation and a heat recovery ventilator (green features that are standard practice for Andrade Architecture). The project successfully meets a growing family’s requirement for a comfortable, spacious home through creative design that balances function with cost.