Sackett Hill House


Warren, CT
3,100 square feet
2016
Type: Houses / Interiors
Theme: Tranquility in the Country
On a large property in northwestern Connecticut, we designed this modern house to frame a long view to the south. The property is accessed by a curving driveway through the densely wooded site. Upon arrival at the pea gravel parking area, visitors walk on a stone path through an opening in a historic stone fence to reach the house, a subtle threshold that heightens awareness of the landscape. Inside, the expansive view of the rolling grassy hills and the pool are revealed.
The rigorously-modern composition of glass and blackened wood contrasts with the rustic wooded hillside and old stone walls on the property. The house offers numerous other physical and visual connections to the meadow outside and mountains beyond. 
All of the family’s program—four bedrooms, a library, home office, kitchen, screen porch and large open living area—are on one floor in two long volumes forming an “L”, one side of which contains the public areas, the other side the more private spaces. Polished concrete floors reflect the abundant natural night. Pale wood paneling lines the walls of many of the interior volumes, adding warmth and texture to the interiors.

Drawings


Key People


Deborah Berke

Caroline Wharton Ewing
Project Lead - Interiors

Marc Leff
Project Lead - Architecture

Collaborators


Deborah Berke Partners
Architect, Interior Designer

Ross Dalland PE
Structural Engineer


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