Riverview House

Overlooking the river down a sweep of lawn and pasture, this is a big house that looks like a collection of small houses.

The approach is orchestrated so that the view of the river is hidden from the driveway. You arrive in a courtyard defined on two sides by the pavilions of the house, which are arranged in an L-shape, and on a third side by the barn
The living room and family room pavilions are clad in painted flush boards, with bold details in the spirit of the Greek Revival houses which abound in New England. The attached garage and free-standing barn are interpretations of the New England barn vernacular. The connecting wings between the pavilions are shingled, and distinct in materials and flavor from the pavilions themselves.

All the rooms are oriented towards the river. A combined kitchen/family room occupies the ground floor of the corner pavilion. The eating area is like a pavilion within a pavilion, an elliptical space half in and half out of the house. The ceiling is like a shallow tented canopy that reinforces the specialness of this space.

Photography by Robert Benson

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thefinleyshouse
thefinleyshouse se ha añadido esto a Front house colours 18 de abril de 2020

Dark red wood with white windows

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Jenny Worley se ha añadido esto a My ideas 16 de octubre de 2019

This is too barnish, but I see the side view to Washington looking like a variation of this.

gidje
gidje se ha añadido esto a Cabin 10 de octubre de 2019

Garage underneath. Side space could be repourposed for porch and lean to

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