The tradition of simple shingled structures on open farmland surrounded by stone walls characterizes Little Compton, RI. This family home would manifest as a complex of farm-like buildings, with the opposing gables connected by an open framework walkway.

The minimalist approach to the interiors leaves the steel beams exposed to view and these delineate the spaces on the main floor. A fieldstone chimney anchors one end of the plan and the stair with a grand window responds at the other end. The kitchen floats below the structure in the center of the open plan, defining activity without erecting walls.

From conception, we were interested in reducing the carbon footprint by recycling, salvaging and employing green practices, heating and cooling with geo-thermal and providing electricity with photovoltaics.

New House & Barn/Garage with Guest Apartment

Gale Goff, Estes/Twombly Architects, Newport, RI

Jacob Talbot Homebuilders, Adamsville, RI

Landscape Architect:
Martha Moore LA, Tiverton, RI

Warren Jagger Photography, Providence, RI