roger ferris + partners: country estate in new canaan
nov 15, 2012
roger ferris + partners: country estate in new canaan


‘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. 

 

 


original philip johnson house
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


pool
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


living spaces within exposed stone wall of old foundations
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


living area
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


kitchen
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


original wiley house by philip johnson
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


art gallery within the barn
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


entry into the barn
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


solid barn contrasts the transparent house
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


wall marks the original plinth of the house
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


exposed stone wall
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


reconstructed 19th century barn
image © paul rivera of arch photo

 

 


garage
image © paul rivera of arch photo

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