The River Box cabin features a striking living-dining-kitchen space on the upper level perched above a master suite on the lower level. This living arrangement is well-suited at the edges of rivers and lakes or other sites where taking advantage of views from a higher vantage point is of utmost importance. This house is also adaptable to steep slopes with the main entry occurring at the upper level. 

Cantilevering the main floor of the house above a smaller floor below minimizes the building’s footprint and overall impact on the land. This overhang, along with the wide butterfly roof, provides deep shade in the summer and a large catchment area for rainwater harvesting in the wetter months.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY:  "We had a great experience working with Michael Lewis and his team on the first phase of our renovation project and will work with them again on the second half, too. Michael created a beautiful design for our bedroom-addition that corrected a decades-old renovation and produced an end result that fits seamlessly into the original Dutch Colonial style. We really appreciated the time that he and the team took to understand our goals and work with us in shaping the design. And their assistance in selecting a contractor and managing the renovation process has been invaluable. We highly recommend the firm."

—  Jesse Perrin, Owner



Westchester Architect