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A Modern Retreat in Rhode Island

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On a secluded plot of land in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Brooklyn's Lubrano Ciavarra Architects crafts a modern weekend house designed to frame its landscape. Residents Paul and Sophie wanted to build something that would fit in with its surroundings and allow them to enjoy the nature preserve located adjacent to their three-and-a-half-acre lot. "It's Spartan but warm. It has a modern sensitivity that's practical," says Paul of his new house.

On a secluded plot of land in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Brooklyn's Lubrano Ciavarra Architects crafts a modern weekend…
Ciavarra deployed a restrained materials palette on the exterior, which was inspired by the landscape. "Since the site…
Ciavarra used the same restrained materials palette inside. "It allows the furniture and artwork to pop," she says.…
The residents worked with interior designer Sasha Nostrand to selecte furniture. The sofa is from Design Within Reach…
In the stairwell, Ciavarra opted for floor-to-ceiling glass walls to showcase the outdoors. "As you move up and down…
Bright paint was reserved for the bathrooms. Photo by Chris Cooper.
Ciavarra used floor-to-ceiling glass for the mater bedroom, which leads onto a deck. "We wanted a place that just drew…
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