roger ferris + partners: country estate in new canaan
roger ferris + partners: country estate in new canaan 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 photoall 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 houseimage © paul rivera of arch photo



poolimage © paul rivera of arch photo



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



living areaimage © paul rivera of arch photo



kitchenimage © paul rivera of arch photo



original wiley house by philip johnsonimage © paul rivera of arch photo



art gallery within the barnimage © paul rivera of arch photo



entry into the barnimage © paul rivera of arch photo



solid barn contrasts the transparent houseimage © paul rivera of arch photo



wall marks the original plinth of the houseimage © paul rivera of arch photo



exposed stone wallimage © paul rivera of arch photo



reconstructed 19th century barnimage © paul rivera of arch photo



garageimage © paul rivera of arch photo

  • The furniture, doesn’t work for me

    G. C. BROWN says:

    It’s so very sad that only the very rich will ever get to live a life anywhere near the same as this anymore…

    See George Jetson… Jane, his wife….

    Dr. Heywood Floyd says:
  • it seems to me that the Eames Lachaise is not real. Too glossy and some details aren’t right.

    tish says:
  • nicely done

    and to share in the nitpicking about the interior elements, what’s with those crazyass speakers? – ick!

    dbkii says:
  • The speakers are literally stripped to their guts (just like the prototypical Johnson architecture).
    I wouldn’t want boxes inside MY glass house…

    Dr. Heywood Floyd says:
  • The glass house has very little for acoustics. the speakers are designed with this in mind and they must point directly at the listener – furthermore the listener with a very well versed ear.

    tpj says:

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