This new 3,000 square foot residence and garden is sited on a small knoll between two fields at the base of a steeply wooded property. Drawing from the Greek Revival tradition, the house’s design faithfully honors the farmhouse vernacular of the region while providing a comfortable, contemporary weekend home within a compact plan.
Central to the design was the desire to create a house that appeared as if it had “always been there.” This approach extended from the site design developed in collaboration with noted landscape designer Deborah Nevins, to the interior decoration designed in collaboration with New York interior designer Miles Redd.
The house’s millwork was detailed using the same pattern books and principles of proportion that would have guided the design of its 19th century antecedents. Reclaimed 150-year-old pine flooring, restoration glass glazing, and custom-made mercury glass door hardware also serve to reinforce the interior’s “old house” feeling.
The house was the recipient of the first Palladio Award for Outstanding New Residential Construction in 2002.