New England Guest Pavilion

New England
In Progress
Type: Houses
Inspired by the classic modernism of New England, particularly the work of the Harvard Five, this simple guest pavilion is designed to take in views of a pond on the eight-acre property. A muted gray brick facade greets visitors with overlapping planes that create an intriguing oblique entrance. Inside, the expansive view is revealed through floor-to-ceiling sliding window walls with ultra-thin profiles. The open kitchen and living area is ideal for entertaining. The interiors are kept deliberately spare with rich, precisely detailed materials, including walnut panels on all the walls, white statuary marble in the kitchen and fireplaces, and roman travertine in the master bathroom. Furnishings are similarly understated classic modern pieces.
A dark metal trellis extends from the roof to provide protective shade and creates an outdoor room that runs the length of the house. An intimate garden flanks the side of the bedroom and a small lap pool reaches toward the pond. Deborah Berke Partners is designing the project’s architecture, interiors, and landscape, creating a unified design inside and out and at all scales.

Key People

Deborah Berke

Christopher Yost
Project Lead

Caroline Wharton Ewing
Interiors Lead

Catherine Bird
Lanscape Design Lead


Deborah Berke Partners
Architect, Landscape Designer, Interior Designer

Hanington Engineering Consultants
Structural/MEP Engineer

McChord Engineering Associates, Inc.
Civil Engineer

Kuczo Tree and Lawn Care

Landscape Consultant

PHT Lighting Design, Inc.
Lighting Designer

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7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

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220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.