Slice House is located on a site with glacial till and bedrock typical of Fairfield County. The building is sited to fit between existing rock outcroppings and trees on the property. A T-shaped parti creates three distinct outdoor spaces: an arrival court to the north, a pool and entertaining terrace bermed between the house and a high knoll to the east, and a stepped dining terrace perched above a rocky slope to the west looking towards a reservoir.
The house is organized into three wings: formal living, informal living and support spaces, anchored to the site by a masonry wall. The void space between these three winds utilizes light and reflection to connect vertically between each story of the house as well as laterally to each wing and the landscape beyond. Apertures function as gaps or slices to reinforce the transition between the three wings of the house. Windows and openings are lined with reflective metal panels that bound light and landscape views into the interior spaces, while indexing the sounding temporal environment on the building facade.
Photography by © David Sundberg / Esto
Construction Manager: Tallman Building Company, Inc.
Landscape Design: Kathryn Herman Design
Interior Design: Anne Marie Barton, AMB Design