This single-family house is located on a previously blasted rock outcropping in Newport, RI. Restricted by a view easements, ledge, wetlands, municipal and state approvals we approached this project not by it’s constraints but by the opportunity to weave a new house into a healed landscape.
The house’s traditional forms, with rooms arranged enfilade, shift in and out to provide a variety of diagonal and frontal views, enabling light-filled rooms from at least two sides. The pool extends to the south, with stone walls and terraces supporting the domesticated landscape. The building painted and stained a neutral color sits quietly acknowledging the importance of the Ocean Drive Historic District.
Given the rare opportunity to complete the interiors, we selected a neutral palate of quiet colors and textured fabrics, rugs which continued the clients interest in working with local artists.
Rhode Island Monthly Design Award | Gold, Residential New Construction, 2012
Location | Newport, Rhode Island
Interiors | Foster Associates + AMS Interiors
Landscape | Stephen Stimson Associates
Contractor | Kistler & Knapp Builders
Photography | Warren Jagger Photography
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