House on

College Hill

 

PROVIDENCE, RI

Completed 2009.

 

The new house resides on the western slope of historic College Hill. It has been called the most modern statement in Providence in recent history. Its spare composition brings design confidence to a neighborhood that struggled to find compatible architectural language.

 

Sheathed in white cedar and taupe-tinted cement board, the house has two faces, both in a disciplined Modern vocabulary. There is the calm, public face at Pratt Street and a more ebullient fully glazed downhill side facing RI’s State House. The heart of the house is a piano nobile of living / dining / kitchen space, all sharing the spectacular view of the State House and downtown Providence.

 

Photography by Warren Jagger Text excerpts from Will Morgan

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