Sakonnet
3,800 square foot residence
designed by Gale Goff | Estes/Twombly Architects

Inspired by the modest shingled buildings, open fields and stone walls that characterize Little Compton, this complex of barn-like structures combines the regional aesthetic with a contemporary point of view. The simplicity of the clean lines belie the exacting craftsmanship such crisp details require. Setting its sights on recycling, salvaging and employing green technologies, a geothermal system provides heating and cooling while photovoltaic panels supplement electricity. The original structure was disassembled and reused—much of the flooring is reclaimed heart pine and the garden shed has a vegetated roof.