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A House That Nestles into its Natural Environment
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This 2400 square foot house in Weston, Connecticut was designed by Specht Harpman Architects, the geniuses behind the incredibly loved Manhattan Micro Loft. Nestled into a valley near Saugatuck River, the Weston Residence blends right into the surrounding natural environment.

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The house has a way of fitting right into the land it sits on, blurring the division of structure and environment.

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The flat rooftops are covered with year-round plants, giving the home a fifth facade not often thought about. That facade plays a key role in the design as the road to the house begins on a cliff high above looking down onto the house.

The bedrooms were thoughtfully placed to overlook the roof gardens giving the feeling of being immersed in the surrounding greenery.

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Two shades of neutral gray skin the exterior of the residence, keeping its presence low-key.

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Glass is used throughout framing the lush green landscape beyond the structure. The fireplace floats in front of the floor-to-celing glass panels, as not to block the view.

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No upper cabinets were used in the kitchen helping to keep the sight lines open. The ever-changing landscape is the only artwork needed for this house!

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Photos by Taggart Sorensen.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.