The design for a new residence and pool house was strongly influenced by the existing shingle-style buildings on the estate. The family had spent many years on the property and were very attached to the original home; however, the compartmentalized spaces didn’t function well for their family. The idea was to reference the shingle-style architecture but create a new home that would be comfortable for family gatherings and maximize the indoor/outdoor living. The home greets guests via an open breezeway that frames a majestic oak tree and provides direct access to the gardens and pool terrace. The main living areas have an open floor plan where people can easily connect while entertaining. The buildings are carefully integrated with the landscape, resulting in an understated addition to the property.
Architecture: Walker Warner Architects
Principal: Brooks Walker
Senior Project Manager: Thomas Clapper
Architectural Staff: Klara Kevane, Kevin Casey, Chris Wagner
Interiors: Collaboration between Mark D. Sikes and Stephen Brady
Landscape: Suzman & Cole Design Associates, Stephen Suzman Design Principal
Builder: Redhorse Constructors, Inc.
Photography: Matthew Millman