A New House in Connecticut
The ruggedness of the site led us to look at Scottish precedent in establishing the character of the design.
Much of the detailing and proportioning is inspired by the Scottish Palladian architect William Adam, author of Vitruvius Scotticus and father of his more famous sons. The robust, late baroque flourishes found in Adam’s work allows the house to establish its presence in the landscape while providing an expression of the owner’s own knowledgeable interest in the Classical language of architecture. The materials were chosen for their texture: handmade brick with burned headers contrasting with substantially detailed stone cornices, chimney caps and finials. Inside, paneled rooms have far reaching views across the landscape.