the loft overlooks the listening area and
has a kitchen and bath tucked beneath it.
Tiered acoustical panels line the walls (facing
page, top) and ceiling, to sculptural effect. The
building (bottom) has a distinguished stone
foundation and curved roof.
roof and asymmetrical shape offer a hint of
the structure’s high-tech purpose.
“To try to mimic [the main house]
seemed like a silly thing to do,” says architect
Bill Hubner of Incite Architecture in Lexington, Massachusetts, who designed the building. “So we thought, let’s just break away altogether, do something unique, that wouldn’t
look like it’s a little dollhouse.”
Nestled into the base of a small hill, the
studio’s rounded roof echoes the curve of the
landscape. A high wall of windows, stone foundation, and copper and wood accents tie earth
and sky together. Still, the unconventional
form raises eyebrows. “When the first beams
went up for the roof,” says Dixon, “it sort of
looked like ‘The Flintstones,’ where there’s a
giant rib of a brontosaurus sitting there. But
that was just for about a day or two, and then
I got used to it.”
Inside the 28-by-18-foot studio, the rounded frame makes efficient use of the structure’s
small footprint. A central listening space is at
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