Weston Residence

Weston Residence

Architect
Specht Architects
Location
Weston, Connecticut, USA | View Map
Project Year
2012
Category
Private Houses
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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Exterior claddingRieder Sales GmbH
PlumbingDornbracht
LocksetsFSB
Interior Paints and stainsBenjamin Moore
PendentBocci
ManufacturersKallista

Product Spec Sheet
Exterior cladding
Plumbing
Locksets
by FSB
Interior Paints and stains
Pendent
by Bocci
Manufacturers

Weston Residence

Specht Architects as Architects

The Weston Residence nestles in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River. It’s a small house,but takes advantage of its beautiful site in a way that purposefully blurs the distinction between the built and natural environment.

 

The house is approached from a road that begins high on a cliff above, and the first glimpse of the house is of its roof. The roof becomes the primary facade, so we turned the roofscape into a lush, green landscape. Terraces planted with year-round, region-specific succulents step down the hill, and bedrooms project out into these roof gardens, giving a feeling of being fully immersed in the landscape. The planted roofs are also integral to the high-performance building envelope.

 

Interior and exterior spaces are joined through views, portals, and material continuity. A glass-backed fireplace provides an elegant surprise. Like other glass houses, the landscape becomes the “decoration” for the rooms, playing with transparency during the day and reflectivity at night

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