Award level: Award
Project name: Stonington Residence
Project location: Stonington, Connecticut
Firm name: Joeb Moore & Partners
Jury comments: The original materials used in this Mid-Century Modern house, designed by John Lincoln in 1945, were stone and wood. The renovation contains many of these elements and introduces both blackened and corrugated steel. The facade’s texture, rhythm, and organizational sequences, however, are defined by wood, both inside and out. In keeping with Lincoln’s original vision (inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright), and with the broader innovations of Modernism, only nonprecious materials are used throughout the house. The new work on this structure provides a seamless complement to a classic composition. Distant meadow views are integrated directly into the context of the facade by ensuring that edges of the stone walls and wood lattice inform the views, creating an indelible sense that structure and site are part of the same experience. Restoration work on the addition is very sensitive and ties the pieces together. Everything is beautiful here and simply looks like it belongs.
Contractor: Prutting & Co. Builders
Consultants: Edward Stanley Engineers; Caesar Rocha; DiCesare Bentley; Reed Hilderbrand Associates