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Fire Pit Feature Project: Carol Kurth in The Berkshires

Hemi fire pit

Carol Kurth Architecture and Interiors is the focus of our feature project this month. The project is located in the foot hills of the Berkshire Mountains in Conneticut.  We saw a snaphot of this project through Carol’s Instagram and we had to get in touch to find out more.

The Carol Kurth Architecture and Interiors is an award-winning integrated full-service architecture and interior design firm located in Bedford, NY. From luxurious modern retreats to urban high-rise living, the firm’s design projects span the tri-state area and beyond. Carol Kurth, FAIA, ASID, and her talented team create distinctive and welcoming architecture and interior spaces. The firm’s multidisciplinary design approach is inspired by the creative process, developing unique solutions for their clients.

Carol Kurth Hemi Fire Pits
The Oasis by Carol Kurth Architecture and Interiors

The Oasis as the project has been called is thoughtfully integrated with the site to create a sense of connectivity and privacy. This outdoor retreat exudes the ultimate in relaxation. Rolling terrain, wetlands and a conservation easement required complex approvals to achieve the axial design which is infused with modern architectural language. The gravitational and environmental energy of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water served as inspiration for the dynamic architectural forms which are illustrated through water features, the hemi fire bowls and a covered cabana designed with cathedral ceilings to capture the summer breeze. The dramatic rectangular pool with waterfall edge is a counterpoint to the covered pavilion. The integrated spa, lounge ledge and arch sprays offer an immersive aquatic experience. The space was designed to encourage conversation and entertainment.   The oversized dining area sits adjacent to an outdoor workspace with a vertical herb garden as a backdrop to the extended buffet, celebrating farm-to-table cooking.

Hemi Fire Pits in he Oasis by Carol Kurth Architecture

Carol Kurth Architecture and Interiors has incorporated the Hemi fire pit with metal drinks ring into the design of the oasis. The Hemi fire pits frame the pool and create a wonderful impact combined with the infinity pool.  The show stopping infinity pool was by Wagner Pools 

 

The oasis by Carol Kurth was recently featured in Cottages and Gardens,  entitled a poolside pardadise againts the odds. This title could not be more accurate when you look at the space before and after. We are thrilled to see a solus fire pit incorporated in this sensational design.

 

This project like any is a success due the fantastic talent on board

Architecture + Exterior Design: Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors

Project Team: Carol Kurth, FAIA, ASID

Diana Wawrzaszek, AIA

Builder: Pelham Home Builders, Joe Fossi, Principal

Landscape Designer: Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors with Michael & Sons

Photography: Mike Van Tassell