A contemporary take on a one-story mid-century modern structure, No.1 is a hand-crafted piece that integrates with the landscape to create a terraced living environment with seamless indoor-outdoor connections. Perched on a knoll overlooking Saratoga Springs with sweeping mountain views, the piece nestles into a slope with cascading outdoor terraces that trickle down from the main/entry lawn and courtyard spaces to the lower hot tub garden and back lawn. The structure’s right angles and pitched roof lines juxtapose the natural landscape, yet its simplicity and use of natural tones and materials are an effortless compliment to the landscape. This creates a union where the living space and natural environment are balanced and work together to highlight each other.

There is a minimal, simplistic flow to No. 1. Inside we have worked to minimize our patterns, color pallets and material pallets to reduce visual clutter and enhance the client’s quality of life through their interaction with the spaces that they live in. Open common space, long viewsheds, simple details and multiple indoor/outdoor connections make this house unique. From the piano stage that sets off the entry and hints at the owner’s interests to the shadow line and zero trim package at baseboards, windows and doors, to the large window wall providing access to the courtyard and modern fireplace flanked by towering windows, No. 1 is an impactful statement achieved though thoughtful minimalist details. As if that weren’t enough, the landscape is sophisticated working in concert with the house. Plantings and outdoor spaces near the house take on the geometric form of the house and subtly blend back to nature as they approach the perimeter of the property.

Home Details

3,500 Square Feet | 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms

Unique Features

  • Mid Century Modern – Contemporary Design
  • Indoor-Outdoor connection with walls of glass and outdoor living space
  • Piano Stage, Birch Ceilings in main indoor space
  • Wet Room/Steam Shower, Multi zone programmable thermostat

Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, ETC

  • Insulated Zip Sheathing
  • Dense Pack Rockwool Insulation
  • Passive Solar

About the Builder:

At FORM, we believe building a well-designed home and grounds is an art. Our mission is to build artful custom homes. Each home should embody the interests and personality of its owner. We strive to create works of art with purity of design and quality of construction without compromising the integrity of either. Creating artful space, we are revisiting the composition of living.

Owner, Ryan Berry, is a relentless, artistic multidisciplinary designer with a passion for pushing boundaries and over 15+ years in the design and construction industry. Ryan is a bit of a nonconforming anomaly. Structure, landscape, art, furniture; you name it and he will design it. To reach The Form Collaborative, please call (518) 225-5670.

Realtor: Roohan Realty

Tara Garrett
519 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 596-8307
[email protected]

Landscaper: Bayberry & Co.

Justin White
40 Timber Swamp Road, Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 929-1811
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Interior Design: Susan Waldron Designs

Susan Waldron
(518) 421-2059
[email protected]

Kitchen Design Firm: Columbia Cabinets

Sarah McDonald
489 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 283-1700
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