Sandra Vivanco, AIA, SEED
Connecticut Residence

The House on the Hill explores a dynamic flow of continuous spaces within the normative condition of an Edwardian house. We exploded the quaint container by manipulating its vertical and horizontal proportions. We added a master suite on top and carved a family room from the bottom of it, linking the residence firmly to the garden. A light well over the crow’s nest study, caps an open staircase that stitches the bedroom floors and the entry space to the rest of the house. The ground level kitchen, dining and living blend into an open flow of social space overlooking the garden through a double height space.