Schwartz Residence2002

Sharon, CT16000 sf

An architecture that responds to the topography, view, abundance of trees, innumerable rocks and the New England context, is conceived as an integral part of the existing landscape. The residential functions are divided into several pavilions and are distributed throughout the site. Pavilions range in functions from bedrooms, living space, guest quarters and a garage. Upon approach, the pavilions are connected by a low, U-shaped dry-laid stone wall, an element of New England vernacular that uses rocks founded on the site, which expresses a solid, closed structure. The opposite side responds to the expansive scenery by opening to view with floor-to-ceiling glass to provide the continuity with the natural surrounding.