'country estate' by roger ferris + partners, new canaan, connecticut, USA
image © paul rivera of arch photo
all images courtesy of roger ferris + partners
american practice roger ferris + partners have extended philip johnson's mid-century wiley house in new canaan, connecticut into the 'country estate'.
surrounded by forest, the modern residence is now part of a small complex which responds to the topography while conserving relevant elements
of the grounds. contrasting the transparent two-storey block, a black gabled structure contains an art gallery. the reconstructed 19th century barn
rests upon stone foundations which continue to encompass the pool house and garage. set into the hillside, the walls cut through the landscape,
recalling the placement of the home's original plinth.