Jeffersonian House

Jeffersonian House

Southport, CT

There is nothing ostentatious about Lillifields. It is a sensitive work for a like-minded client, built with materials and skills of the highest quality to suggest something of the distinctive local yet anonymous character of New England's traditional provincial craftsmen.

The architecture springs from a scholarly understanding of the work of Jefferson, overlaid by influences from architects such as the Virginian Milton Grigg. Like Edgemont, Lillifields is a simple understatement of a Palladian villa, with a compact six-room plan and a perfect geometric system relating to its every part. It, too, is wood-framed with simple, clear-cut lines and understated ornament. The client wanted it to function very much as a contemporary home, but to look as if it might always have been here.


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