Residential Design

Vol. 3, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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A Warm and Welcoming Place A down-to-the-studs renovation honors the spirit of a '70s seaside house. BY S. CLAIRE CONROY ARCHITECT: GRAY ORGANSCHI ARCHITECTURE BUILDER: JIG DESIGNBUILD LOCATION: GUILFORD, CONN. There is a magic to the earthy, site-hugging contemporary houses of the 1970s. They were honest, sensitive to their natural surroundings, and architecturally ambitious. So, too, were their designers, who felt emboldened by new ideas, technologies, and materials. Their owner clients were not the super-rich 1-percenters but regular working professionals. Closer scrutiny reveals these seemingly unremarkable professionals as the innovative, creative, and memorable people they really were. "Patron" is too detached a word to apply to them; these clients were fully engaged in the purposeful place-making of these inspiring, experimental buildings. These were passionate, deliberate undertakings and an adventure for all involved. Such was the case with the Old Quarry House project in Guilford, Conn., designed by Carlton Granberry, an architect of some local renown. Occupying a precious and precipitous promontory overlooking Long Island Sound, the house is a stone's throw from Yale University, which has supplied bene- factors and guiding spirits for the dwelling from its inception through a recent revitalization. CASE STUDY VOL. 3, 2017 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM 37

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