Set within a cul-de-sac development and bounded by large, mixed quality two-story houses, agricultural land, and a mature deciduous woods, the challenge was to produce a home of minimal maintenance construction, abundant natural light, openness between spaces and exacting precision with all aspects of the construction. The design strives to capture the Owner's passion for modern architecture and contemporary design.
The plan has been distilled to contain discrete spaces for parents and children that effortlessly reconnect for shared activities while maintaining a high degree of privacy from the street. Traditional New England forms and materials - shed roofs, masonry, copper, and wood siding - are juxtaposed with terrazzo, stainless steel, and glass, to a powerfully contemporary effect and proudly left in their natural state.
A very close working relationship was developed with the craftsmen executing the work. The outcome is a serene, highly contained and introspective design that carefully focuses on the needs of the family that dwells within, while stimulating the observer.
Award of Honor, National Concrete Masonry Association, 2004
Silver Medal, Rhode Island Monthly Design Awards, 2004
Merit Award, Residential, AIA Rhode Island, 2008