I was so inspired by the December 2010 Architectural Digest cover story that I researched C|S Architecture and to my delight, there are photos of the Connecticut home on their website! I absolutely love the image above! The library walls are covered with burlap, hand-painted in a faded Ottoman design. Initially the room was cold and cavernous but designer Stephen Sills envisioned a subtle pattern on pattern wall treatment thus creating a cozy cocoon for reading and relaxing. The AD spread shows the room complete with carpet, furnishings and books but I happen to love the sparse beauty of the bare floors, white urns, and mushroom stools!
“Overlooking Long Island Sound in Southport, Connecticut, the eleven acre site contains a 17,000 square feet main residence, beach house, garage, barn and gate house. The house is separated from the shoreline by a massive lawn over 600 feet in length. The design of the buildings recalls large scale Scandinavian residential architecture whose tectonics and details tend toward the simple and rustic. The main residence has a gambrel roof with zinc metal shingles above broad plank vertical wood siding. The outbuildings will have thatched roofs on painted brick walls. The first phase was completed in August of 2003; outbuildings and landscaping are ongoing.” ~ C|S Architecture
above and below ~ Sasco Hill Residence, Southport, Connecticut
below ~ Bronson Road Residence, Fairfield, Connecticut
I just had to include this beautiful Connecticut home thoughtfully renovated by C|S Architecture. There is nothing more satisfying than to see a historic home so eloquently brought back to life. I applaud architect Jason Chai for his brilliant work ~ a historic restoration for the 21st century (below) and a new construction with an old soul (above).
“Located in the Greenfield Hills area of Fairfield, Connecticut, the 1930’s 6,000 square feet colonial house underwent a thorough renovation in order to create a more modern residence. The upgrades included new mechanical systems, roofing and siding, new kitchen, bathrooms and master suite. On the outside a new gravel drive, extensive stone work and a new swimming pool with a fieldstone terrace, help to unify what was an amalgam of disparate structures laid out haphazardly around the site, into a rambling farm house with visually related outbuildings.” ~ C|S Architecture
photos from C|S Architecture
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