Rhode Island, is a New England treasure
one hesitates to write about, as it is all the
better for being undiscovered. Dairy farms
framed by stone walls reach down to the sea.
Newport can be seen in the distance across
the estuarine Sakonnet River. Founded by
Quakers and later a modest summer colony, Little Compton prides itself on the
preserved bucolic countryside ambience
that seems as English as its name.
Only a few overtly modern houses have
been inserted into the town’s agrarian idyll
At the time the house was commissioned, Goff, who now practices as
Gale Goff Architect in Newport, Rhode
Island, was an associate at Estes/Twombly
Architects also in Newport, a firm that masters the contemporary seaside vernacular