When it comes to bringing the outside in, this jawdropping glass mansion certainly hits the mark. 

Designed by New York based architect Steven Harris, the Bedford Quarry House is perched on a 40ft cliff above an abandoned quarry-turned-lake with floor-to-ceiling windows letting the views do the talking. 

In a video for Architectural Digest, viewed more than 875,000 times, the designer gives viewers a comprehensive tour of the 6,900sq ft property. 

He explains that ‘the idea is that perhaps there are no walls perhaps you’re outside all the time’ and all of the rooms serve up different views of the water and surrounding forest.

Designed by New York based architect Steven Harris, the Bedford Quarry House is perched on a 40ft cliff above an abandoned quarry-turned-lake with floor-to-ceiling windows letting the views do the talking

Designed by New York based architect Steven Harris, the Bedford Quarry House is perched on a 40ft cliff above an abandoned quarry-turned-lake with floor-to-ceiling windows letting the views do the talking

Designed by New York based architect Steven Harris, the Bedford Quarry House is perched on a 40ft cliff above an abandoned quarry-turned-lake with floor-to-ceiling windows letting the views do the talking

In a video for Architectural Digest, viewed more than 875,000 times, the designer gives viewers a comprehensive tour of the 6,900sq ft property

In a video for Architectural Digest, viewed more than 875,000 times, the designer gives viewers a comprehensive tour of the 6,900sq ft property

In a video for Architectural Digest, viewed more than 875,000 times, the designer gives viewers a comprehensive tour of the 6,900sq ft property

He explains that 'the idea is that perhaps there are no walls perhaps you're outside all the time' and all of the rooms serve up different views of the water and surrounding forest

He explains that 'the idea is that perhaps there are no walls perhaps you're outside all the time' and all of the rooms serve up different views of the water and surrounding forest

He explains that ‘the idea is that perhaps there are no walls perhaps you’re outside all the time’ and all of the rooms serve up different views of the water and surrounding forest

While the home is within an hour of New York, Harris says it 'feels like you could be in Montana' because of the lush countryside

While the home is within an hour of New York, Harris says it 'feels like you could be in Montana' because of the lush countryside

While the home is within an hour of New York, Harris says it ‘feels like you could be in Montana’ because of the lush countryside

Apparently the quarry was rich in rose quartz and other gems but it closed after workers hit water

Apparently the quarry was rich in rose quartz and other gems but it closed after workers hit water

Apparently the quarry was rich in rose quartz and other gems but it closed after workers hit water

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While the home is within an hour of New York, Harris says it ‘feels like you could be in Montana’ because of the lush countryside. 

Apparently the quarry was rich in rose quartz and other gems but it closed after workers hit water. 

When the current owners came across the site, there was a house there but Harris indicated that it was in need of a bit of maintenance. 

After he was enlisted to create a new property, he said: ‘Many architects prefer working on nice flat buildable sites I’m much more interested in difficult sites.

‘I looked at it as this extraordinary geological opportunity and the fact it had so much water in it and the vegetation and the trees were so beautiful.

‘I wanted to make sure that the materials, the palette, the character of the house was responsive to the site. 

‘It’s not often that you’re building on top of a 40ft tall stone wall.’ 

During his video tour, Harris showcases some of the main spaces. 

He says one of the most used spaces is an open plan kitchen, dining and living area. 

So that the space can be used for entertaining, part of the kitchen is hidden from view. 

Other highlights include the media room – which features a miniature model of the house – the master bedroom with two walk-in closets, the children’s bedrooms decked out with window seats and the sweeping terrace with views of the waterfall. 

After he was enlisted to create a new property, he said: 'I looked at it as this extraordinary geological opportunity and the fact it had so much water in it and the vegetation and the trees were so beautiful'

After he was enlisted to create a new property, he said: 'I looked at it as this extraordinary geological opportunity and the fact it had so much water in it and the vegetation and the trees were so beautiful'

After he was enlisted to create a new property, he said: ‘I looked at it as this extraordinary geological opportunity and the fact it had so much water in it and the vegetation and the trees were so beautiful’

Harris says that the natural water feature helps to eliminate 'every piece of stray sound you can hear'

Harris says that the natural water feature helps to eliminate 'every piece of stray sound you can hear'

Harris says that the natural water feature helps to eliminate ‘every piece of stray sound you can hear’

The Bedford Quarry - which was completed in 2021 - scored a 'merit' in the residential category of the 2022 BSA Design Awards

The Bedford Quarry - which was completed in 2021 - scored a 'merit' in the residential category of the 2022 BSA Design Awards

The Bedford Quarry – which was completed in 2021 – scored a ‘merit’ in the residential category of the 2022 BSA Design Awards

Concluding his property tour, Harris mused: 'If someone comes over to the house I would prefer that they not be wowed. I would prefer that they not know who the architect is. I would hope that there would be a kind of ease, serenity, comfort'

Concluding his property tour, Harris mused: 'If someone comes over to the house I would prefer that they not be wowed. I would prefer that they not know who the architect is. I would hope that there would be a kind of ease, serenity, comfort'

Concluding his property tour, Harris mused: ‘If someone comes over to the house I would prefer that they not be wowed. I would prefer that they not know who the architect is. I would hope that there would be a kind of ease, serenity, comfort’

Other features of the home include a garage with a retractable door inspired by an aircraft hanger and a swimming pool

Other features of the home include a garage with a retractable door inspired by an aircraft hanger and a swimming pool

Other features of the home include a garage with a retractable door inspired by an aircraft hanger and a swimming pool

Harris says that the natural water feature helps to eliminate ‘every piece of stray sound you can hear.’

In terms of the home’s color scheme, Harris says he opted to keep the interiors ‘relatively muted,’ with a mix of earthy tones running throughout.  

Other features of the home include a garage with a retractable door inspired by an aircraft hanger and a swimming pool. 

The Bedford Quarry – which was completed in 2021 – scored a ‘merit’ in the residential category of the 2022 BSA Design Awards.

The judges said of the structure: ‘[It] helps to restore, capitalizes on, and assimilates into the surrounding natural environment. 

‘A branching floor plan built into the site’s bedrock provides spectacular vistas of an abandoned quarry-turned-lake and the surrounding forest. 

‘This provides the clients with a sense of serenity and comfort.’

The judges also applauded the home’s green credentials as it has ‘energy-efficient insulation,’ a ‘rain-and-wastewater management,’ and a ‘bio-retention-based septic system.’

Concluding his property tour, Harris mused: ‘If someone comes over to the house I would prefer that they not be wowed. I would prefer that they not know who the architect is. I would hope that there would be a kind of ease, serenity, comfort

‘If there were two adjectives for a project that are my greatest ambition, it’s for a project to appear effortless and inevitable.’ 

Thousands of viewers have applauded Harris’ creation, deeming it ‘impeccable,’ ‘flawless,’ and a ‘masterpiece.’  

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