Lantern House, so named because of its fully glazed
entrance porch, is a refreshing take on domestic design.
It eschews the dogmatism of Modernism, as well as the
faux historicism that clutters up too many new houses.
Its designer, Jacob Albert, a principal at the Boston firm
Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, understands that
traditional Yankee design is more fundamental than details
from the past, whether porches, turrets, or shingles.
His clients, a couple with a clear idea of what they
wanted in their new house, asked for a home that would
eventually carry them into retirement. The husband’s
family has farmed or vacationed in these hills for almost
200 years, so the preservation of the land’s wooded char-
Sensible yet elegant defines
a new home nestled in
the hills of southeastern
Connecticut, a description
that reminds how very
difficult it is to create such
a seemingly simple house.
BUILDER Wes Maxwell
5 sitting room
6 powder room
8 dining area
9 living area
11 master bedroom
12 dressing area
13 master bath
15 guest bath
16 guest bedroom