Bridge House, Kent, Conn.
Joeb Moore + Partners Architects
Greenwich, Conn.

Inspired by a wood-covered bridge spanning the nearby falls, this house springs from a rolling hill. Joeb Moore, AIA, organized it as two L-shaped pieces that lock together to form a living/dining bridge over an open meadow, and then turn to contain a master suite that floats 15 feet in the air. “Look to the right on the bridge, and the hill under you is landscaped with flowers,” Moore says. “To the left is a much more distant view to the Housatonic River and Kent Falls.” That “viewing chamber” idea repeats in cross-section. Where the two volumes lock, they produce a skylit gap on each side of the chimney masses, creating a clear view through the house. Our judges praised the building as a sculptural object that “engages beautifully with the site and topography.”

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Project Credits

Principal in charge: Joeb Moore, AIA, Joeb Moore + Partners Architects, Greenwich, Conn.
General contractor: Jonathan Draper, Corporate Construction Inc., New Milford, Conn.
Landscape architect: Donald Walsh, New York
Structural engineer: Edward Stanley, Edward Stanley Engineers, Guilford, Conn.
Project size: 4,800 square feet
Site size: 15 acres
Construction: cost Withheld
Photography: Michael Biondo, Frank Oudeman, David Sundberg, David Sundberg/Esto

Product Details

Bathroom fittings: Dornbracht; Duravit
Bathroom fixtures: Caesarstone
Cooktop: Electrolux
Countertops: Caesarstone
Dishwasher: Miele
Hardware: Frank Allart
HVAC: Trane
Insulation: Icynene
Kitchen fixtures: Julien
Lighting fixtures: USAI Lighting; Modular International; Kreon
Paints/stains/wall finishes: Fine Paints of Europe; Sikkens
Refrigerator: Sub-Zero
Roofing: VM Zinc
Skylights/roof windows: Velux; Circle Redmont
Windows: Dynamic Windows