“…One of my personal favorites with an extraordinary site that looks across the valley to Hawk Mountain. To watch raptors, eagles, and hawks flying across the ridge is a terrific experience…It is a great house with very appealing guest facilities.” -Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA
Peter Bohlin with Steve Jobs, prior to grand opening of Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City. Photo by Gary Allen.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, personally oversaw the design of the Blue Mountain Estate, and is one of the founding principals of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, which began practice as Bohlin and Powell in 1965. The firm’s success, and the professional recognition it has attained, are in large measure attributable to his design insights and commitment to setting the highest standards for all design work produced by the firm. In 2010, the American Institute of Architects awarded Mr. Peter with its Gold Medal Award, the highest honor for an individual in the profession.
In a recent interview in which he discussed the Blue Mountain Estate, Mr. Bohlin described this house as “one of our best houses in Eastern Pennsylvania, and one of my personal favorites with an extraordinary site that looks across the valley to Hawk Mountain. To watch raptors, hawks, and eagles flying along the ridge is a terrific experience. One approaches the house on a road that begins in the valley and winds up the field into the forest and then discovers the entry courtyard. The house is built of stone and timber and sits firmly upon its site. It is a great house with very appealing guest facilities”
During its 53 years of practice, BCJ has achieved an extraordinary record of design achievement and is held in the highest regards around the world. The firm is the recipient of 10 National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects and has received over 675 awards recognizing the firm’s design abilities. This record of consistent achievement was recognized by the American Institute of Architects which awarded BCJ the 1994 Architecture Firm Award- the award is the highest honor the Institute bestows upon any single architectural practice and recognizes the extraordinary quality of design achieved by the firm since its founding.
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Sketches by Peter Bohlin, FAIA, courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
Drawings courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, all graphics used with permission.
The Blue Mountain Estate has been featured in the following publications:
Architectural Digest, November 2004 (https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/bohlin-article-112004)
Arcadian Architecture: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 12 Houses
by Oscar Riera Ojeda Published by Rizolli International Publications
GA Houses 59- Project 1999 (Japanese Publication)
Blue Mountain Estate Design Awards
2005 Grand Award
2004 Tucker Design Award, Natural Stone Institute
2003 Honor Award for Design