This project involved a master plan for a seven acre property in Fairfield, Connecticut that called for construction of an 8,000-square-foot main residence and 3,500-square-foot horse barn, while leaving space for two paddocks for the owner’s horses. The Connecticut farmhouse vernacular is reflected in the design of the main residence and garage and carried through to the character of the interior. Marked by warm woods in ceiling beams, mouldings, and antique oak hardwood floors, the country style interiors flow comfortably from room to room while allowing for distinct areas. Several balconies and a nearly wrap-around porch provide views of the paddocks and barn. Built into the side of a hill, the bank barn splits functions between floors to provide spaces for both the owners and their horses. The lower level is occupied by four horse stalls and opens to a paddock on the rear side. A front entrance from the driveway on the main level reveals an open, timber framed space used for storage and entertaining. This house was featured in Fairfield Magazne.
Photo credit: Eric Roth, Larry Lambrecht, John Olsen, Mark P. Finlay Architects