Finalist: 2014 At Home Magazine A-List Award
This 5,000 square foot residence was designed for a wonderful family in Riverside, CT. The challenge of this project was not only the design of a beautiful shingle-style residence, but also one with a healthy indoor environment for a chemically sensitive client. As such, a tremendous amount of research was done studying and evaluating all building materials, construction practices and quality control procedures in terms of their effect on the indoor air quality of the home. Mockler Taylor Architects worked with an outstanding team of specialized consultants, building professionals and dedicated clients to produce a home with safer alternative materials and methods of building to promote a healthy indoor environment.
This research was balanced with an equally intensive study of classical shingle-style proportions and details that allowed the home to gracefully integrate into its charming neighborhood context. The rigorous research conducted towards healthy building materials and practices did not detract from our equally studied approach to the design of graceful homes. For us, a beautiful home and a healthy house are not mutually exclusive terms as this home demonstrates that quality residential architecture can lift the spirit as well as improve the quality of life of the inhabitants.