Weston Residence

Weston, Connecticut
Location
  • Weston, Connecticut
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • This project page was created by community member Specht Architects

    The Weston Residence nestles in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River. It’s a small house, but takes advantage of its beautiful site in a way that purposefully blurs the distinction between the built and natural environment.

    The house is approached from a road that begins high on a cliff above, and the first glimpse of the house is of its roof. In a way, the roof becomes the primary facade, so we turned the roofscape into a lush, green landscape. Terraces planted with year-round, region-specific succulents step down the hill, and bedrooms project out into these roof gardens, giving a feeling of being fully immersed in the landscape. The planted roofs are also integral to the high-performance building envelope.

    Interior and exterior spaces are joined through views, portals, and material continuity. A glass-backed fireplace provides an elegant surprise. Like other glass houses, the landscape becomes the “decoration” for the rooms, playing with transparency during the day and reflectivity at night.

    Architect: Specht Architects

    Photography: Taggart Sorensen

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects

    Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

    Photo Courtesy of Specht Architects
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    Specht Architects is an innovative and creative firm with rigorous standards for modern design. Our team's work includes commercial, institutional and residential projects. The firm maintains offices in Austin, TX, and New York City.
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