Saturday, March 26, 2011

Brio54

On the way to a visit to Bensonwood in New Hampshire we made a stop in Connecticut and paid a visit to this unique modern house right on the coast of the sound.


The house had just been published in the New York Times last week and when we realized that it was nearby we took a drive over to see it. We met the architect, Gernot Bruckner, who was kind enough to give us a tour of the house. He is marketing the house and several other very cool designs in a "build on your site" business model which is an interesting approach. The house is beautifully done, a minimalist box on steel pilotis, reminds me of LeCorbusier's exhibition house at Stuttgart, and the striped work of Swiss architect Mario Botta.

Gernot rolled up his sleeves and completed many of the custom details that really distinguish the house from everyday construction. We wish him luck! Check out his offerings at Brio54.

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