Our passion for our habitat is about being capable of seeing hidden, existing gems and transform them, to celebrate their intrinsic qualities.
This project consists in the renovation of an existing house, located near Lake Wononskopomuc, in Northern Connecticut.
The original house was built in 1923 underneath a century old oak tree.
The challenge of this project was to create a contemporary dwelling without altering the character of the original structure. The result is a modern house that maintains many typical Connecticut references.
The project includes also the construction of a new 1,000 sq/ft garage, partially underground. The garage’s roof will ve utilized as an additional green terrace, inclusive of outdoor custom seating and fire-pit.
The existing garage, built in the ’70’s, will be converted in a single family detached cottage, consisting of Living area, kitchen, two-bedrooms and one-bath. This cottage will be totally independent from the main house, allowing for Airbnb rentals or guests headquarters.
The materiality of the main house’s siding appears, at first sight, to be white-washed wood, but, at a closer look, reveals itself as Italian porcelain, waterproof and maintenance free.
The house’s new construction stand on the existing footprint of the original structure, but new mahogany deck, partially covered by balconies, have been added to the North and East side. Nothing has been left untouched, inclusive of the West foundation, completely new.
The interior features a steel staircase fabricated in Italy by the specialized company Interbau, inclusive of custom glass railings. The floor is white oak, windows and sliders Anderson in pine.
The contrast between the mahogany deck and the withe washed tiles of the facade give the house a very warm and seductive look.

DESIGN: Habitat to Art
TEAM: Aldo Andreoli, Gianni Berta
RENDERINGS; Gianni Berta