Andrew Bartle Knows Casual & Elegant


Award-winning ABAstudio recently completed a 2,400 square-foot guesthouse beside a lake in Morris, Connecticut. The former barn has been converted to house two bedrooms, a kitchen-dining area, and a lofted living space, all with views of the lake. Principal Andrew Bartle, AIA LEED AP, described a space that melds interior intimacy and connection to the neighboring lake:

“In a rare combination of casual and elegant, the Risom chair and stool inhabit the living space of this former barn garage converted guesthouse.  Large, picture-frame windows, remnants of the vast garage doors, promote a playful and ambitious connection to the glorious surrounding landscape. The chairs assist in transforming this space into a cozy and intimate room and fit with the architectural play between inside and outside.”

Andrew Bartle Architects Photograph: Durston Saylor

Photograph © 13 Durston Saylor

This image appeared in the June 2014 issue of CTC&G.


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