Yann Weymouth is a world renowned architect best known for his collaboration with the legendary I.M. Pei on the Grand Louvre Project in Paris
In 1980, while working at the firm Redroof Design, he was commissioned by Lady Audrey Raikes to build a vacation home in Roxbury, CT. The use of concrete blocks, galvanized steel, slate floors and walls of windows created a modern design that is the ultimate weekend retreat.
The house is located on Painter Hill, one of the most bucolic roads in Litchfield County. A long driveway lined by Japanese cherry trees leads to a private 4.87 acres setting with mature gardens, extensive stone walls and open meadow.
This is a perfect home for entertaining. An open floor plan spills out to a spacious patio with a wisteria covered pergola on the western side. The kitchen features high-end appliances including a Wolfe cook top, double ovens, and a spacious center island with slate counters.
The great room has a wood burning fireplace, a wall of windows facing west and transom windows facing east allowing space for art work. The current art studio is a multi-purpose room with high ceilings and skylights. There is an abundance of natural light throughout the house.
At the far end of this single level home is a spacious master bedroom with two master baths en suite and his & hers walk-in closets.
There is a laundry utility room off the kitchen and an attached two car garage for future expansion.