U.S. Practice Roger Ferris + Partners designed a country estate in New Canaan, Connecticut.
The project expands the program of the original Wiley house, a mid-century modern residence by Philip Johnson, to integrate new structures into the charmingly green natural environment of the house, with a design that respects its traditional plannings and a commitment to conservation strategies.
The new addition includes an art gallery, a pool house and garage in a glass structure, which refers to the original glass house.
The art gallery is actuallly a reconstructed 19th century barn that offers a solid black contemporary counterpoint to Johnson’s transparent house.
The pool house and garage are both set into the hillside with a single exposed wall recalling the plinth of the original house.