Intended to be the clients’ FOREVER HOUSE, the Normandy-style structure was three years in the making. No detail was left to chance, as is reflected in the materials and finishes throughout: large, multipane, steel-framed windows; antique French limestone floors; and a traditional slate roof all personify permanence. However, as much as the clients’ taste leaned toward formality, their overall lifestyle was inherently casual. They asked for all of the rooms to be livable, even those displaying their pre-Columbian art, Han dynasty ceramics, Mirós, and Picassos.
Architect: KEITH SUMMEROUR (SUMMEROUR AND ASSOCIATES)
Locale: GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT
Photos: MALI AZIMA, ANDREW AND GEMMA INGALLS