Located along the upper reaches of the Westport River, this house was based on the concept of a U-shaped plan with an attached garage wing. On the ground level, one wing serves a master bedroom suite with a handsome fire-placed study. The opposite wing is an intimate space for a sitting room, dining area, and kitchen. The large pantry showcases the owner’s collection of blue Canton ware. The two wings are joined by a south-facing, glass-walled “orangerie” which looks across the enclosed garden with a granite millstone fountain, to the expansive fields beyond.
The entry façade recalls the Greek Revival farmhouses which were built throughout the area during the mid 19th century. The motif is re-enforced by the use of the cedar shingles, double-hung windows, and monochromatically painted trim and flushboard siding.
The house is deliberately modest in scale, with a low roof line punctuated by shed-roofed dormers. Each room captures a different view of the open pastures, the wooded hill, or the river bank.