private spaces (oppo-

1. Entry road

site, bottom). The

2. Guest quarters/garage

exterior walls of the

3. Courtyard

main house are com-

4. Firewood storage

posed of concrete

5. Existing stone walls

block and tongue-in-

6. Art studio

groove cedar siding.

7. Main house

The building is topped

8. Storage

by two brick chimneys

9. Entry from courtyard


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second story, all tucked into the slope of the land. Landscape architect Dan Kiley, with whom Rose frequently collaborated before Kiley's death in 2004, extended and reinforced this formal line of demarcation into the landscape with several rows of maple trees running parallel to it.

Inside, architecture, furniture, and art mix modern and country metaphors in a sensitively arranged composition of color and form. The concrete-block walls of the house are rough-hewn, a quality both architect and owner appreciated. Red cedar wood paneling camouflages a multitude of built-ins, nooks and crannies, and ample storage cabinets for the typical clutter of daily living. Due to the absence of overhead cabinets, light in the kitchen remains unobstructed, with storage below the granite counters.

All the windows are framed in mahogany, custom-made by master craftsman William Parry. Three fireplaces with Kasota stone mantles warm up the interiors, and custom hemp rugs of neutral color add an elegant, understated touch. The wife, a painter, has strategically mounted large Modernist paintings in the house, skillfully playing them off the Minimalist design of the architecture.

The art studio features an open work area, offices, and utility spaces. Daylight floods the work space, tumbling from skylights, high window cavities, and floor-to-ceiling windows on the north, which slide into wall openings to create an outdoor gathering area with views of far-


Abundant light from tall windows, skylights, and high window cavities illuminates the work space in the art studio (left). Windows on the north side of the studio open to an outdoor gathering area (bottom). In the main house, a screened porch is reached off a dining/ sitting room (opposite).


1. Hallway

2. Office

3. Living room

4. Library

5. Dining/sitting room

6. Kitchen

7. Storage

8. Laundry

9. Mudroom

10. Bath

11. Bedroom

12. Reading area

13. Study

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