The Lookout House / Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects

Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects designed a contemporary renovation and extension of the Lookout House in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Clients chose to retain the eccentric 1979 structure of the property and commissioned a gut renovation and extension.  The original pyramid form of the house, which is centered on an open-plan double-height living space surrounding an indoor pool, was lightened and simplified with a contemporary material palette (including bamboo, bluestone, and glass tile) and a new lighting program.  A glass bridge—an “architectural synapse” that clearly differentiates old from new—connects the main house to the master suite.  Like the original structure, the new suite is a large volume enclosing a smaller one—in this case, a freestanding cube, finished in claro walnut, that divides the sleeping and bath areas — via CONTEMPORIST

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