Story by: Susan Winlow | Photography by Scott Frances and Phillip Jensen Carter
With 28 years of experience behind them, Ralph notes that he and his team "have been very fortunate to have been exposed to so many different styles of architecture we can borrow from. Our firm represents the appreication of the classics, and when we get an opportunity to recreate or interpret them in our own way, we take it very seriously. A style may inspire people because it invokes a specific memory or a feeling they're trying to achieve. This client knew precisely what architectural style she desired and wanted to see what we'd come up with for the house design. Then we refined it together."
"The charm of this neighborhood was significant to my client, and she wanted her house to look as if it were always there," Ralph continues. "This was an established neighborhood in the rural part of town, and she wanted the view from the street to be in the scale of the neighboring homes. So we designed this home to give it a subtle cottage presence that, from the road, works with the neighborhood aesthtic." Gazing up at this house, you can see the small details and how each feature has a counterbalance, creating a cohesive and inspired design that reveals itself.
Read the full article and see interior photos by visiting the Design + Decor CT/NJ/NY Vol. 18 Issue 3 article.