New Canaan Residence by Specht Harpman
Architects: Specht Harpman
Location: New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Area: 6000 sqft
Photo courtesy: Elizabeth Felicella
The New Canaan Residence is settled into a lavish peak site in this forested piece of Connecticut. The house was intended to draw in the scene and drench the inhabitants in the full scope of situations that the site offers. What the finished house doesn’t show is its unobtrusive beginnings: this is a remodel of a 1950’s home which had a progression of unsympathetic augmentations from the 60’s and 70’s, and whose proprietors initially needed just a kitchen overhaul.
The New Canaan Residence respects its proprietors and their guests into what feels like a coasting structure in the tree shelter. A winding drive conveys guests through the backwoods to touch base at a low and thoughtful finished court that casings the glass section structure.
From this court, the house’s straightforwardness is apparent: floor-to-roof glass permits sees through the house, joining the scene into the house’s body. The tree shelter turns into a building design’s piece and makes a visual border that progressions with the children.
The upper level elements the home’s essential social event spaces, and in addition rooms and an exercise room. A staircase tucked behind the detached chimney opens on to the lower level of the house, which is cut into the earth and gives sees straightforwardly onto the backwoods floor. The lower level gives extra social spaces and components a media room, library, and two home workplaces. The lower level spaces connection to a progression of “outside rooms” that component a chimney and unmistakable ting zones. The grounded, comfortable nature of the lower level gives an experiential differentiation to the far reaching and light-filled level above. The swimming pool and separate pool house stress the venture’s solid lines and traditionally present day roots.