House in Rural Connecticut

This house commands the high ground of a site in Connecticut, overlooking rolling hills and horse pastures. The clients wanted a house that both captured the spirit of the many relaxed, country houses in the area and that created a special place that dramatized its exceptional site and reflected their own spirit.

A procession is established through an archway and small courtyard into a large entry hall which opens up views to a many-windowed living room and beyond to their horse pastures and the near and distant hills and valleys.


Private Residence

Location Northwestern Connecticut
Size 5,200 Sq. Ft.
Year Completed 1990
Photo Credit Norman McGrath Photography
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These views, combined with a flood of early morning light or the late afternoon setting sun, not only create a special and memorable setting but also say something about the owners. At the center of it all is a fireplace made of stone quarried in Jerusalem and decorated with two mosaics made in a kibbutz in northern Israel. This centerpiece symbolizes their values of family and religion. The effort overall was to create a sense of threshold, a sense of leaving one world and entering another unexpected and memorable one.