Rhode Island

  • fine renovation, jamestown, r.i.

    This summer-cottage addition and renovation in Jamestown, R.I., won the judges' approval for its sensitive weaving of old and new elements. Architect James Estes' clients had asked him to add on two guest bedrooms and to improve the existing, 1,060-square-foot residence.

     
  • mckeough house, block island, r.i.

    This Block Island retreat keeps the island's architectural tradition of spare buildings intended to withstand harsh conditions.

     
  • rhode island scholars

    Over the years, Estes/Twombly Architects has designed plenty of environmentally friendly houses. Cross-ventilation, managed stormwater runoff, and natural materials are part of every project that comes out of its Newport, R.I., office.

     
  • Born House, Little Compton, R.I.

    New England's archetypal agrarian forms, subtly refracted through a modernist lens, give this house-and-barn compound a timeless sense of belonging in its rural setting.

     
  • pacitti house, warwick, r.i.

    When asked for ideas that would drive the design of their house, these clients came up with a fitting metaphor: a Saab. The house, they said, should be like the car: clean of line, well-crafted, and a little quirky in form.

     
  • estes house, jamestown, r.i.

    A greenhouse formerly on the site inspired the layout for architect Jim Estes' house, and its materials draw from utilitarian New England structures. When the greenhouse was abandoned in the 1950s, the site went completely wild.

     
  • freeman residence, bristol, r.i.

    The 1.2-acre waterfront site was the biggest influence on the design of this 2,600-square-foot house, says architect James Estes.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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