Lichten Architects recently completed the renovation project of an original mid-century modern glass pavilion style weekend house located in Connecticut. The owners entrusted Kevin and his team to honor the original open concept of the house, while threading in modern systems in order to give the home a cleaner and more contemporary aesthetic. Discover the complete story after the jump.
As the house is all about the flow between the inside and the natural landscape outside, Kevin Lichten added large expanses of glass in the living room and kitchen, along with more carefully chosen openings in the den and bedrooms to frame vignettes of nature. In the living room, Kevin replaced a series of undulating French doors that opened up to the exterior with a wall of fixed glass doors with only one opening to the front.
To reflect a modern and minimalist aesthetic, Kevin replaced the original brown toned concrete tile floor throughout the first level of the house with one single, seamless plane of concrete. In the kitchen, an appliance column was removed to open up the space and all new minimalist cabinetry and finishes were added. Additionally, Kevin modulated interior and exterior openings throughout the home to create opportunities for the homeowners’ art collection, which includes work by Richard Serra, Paula Scher, Damien Hirst, Ai Weiwei and Joan Miro.
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