having raised three children in an aging Victorian house in the heart of Providence, two artists — the
wife a dancer, the husband a painter — decided to refashion their lives now that the youngest of the brood was off to col-
lege. They sold the old place and bought 23 acres, a former farm in the remarkably unspoiled country along the Sakon-
net River in Tiverton, Rhode Island, just half an hour’s drive from the capital.
They sought to shape the landscape into a special place, but soon realized the landscape would shape them. “We never
lived in the country,” says the wife. “We were city mice. But we love it here. The quietness allows us to be even more creative.”
three unconnected but
structures set on one end
of 23 rural acres in
Tiverton, Rhode Island,
form a contemporary
interpretation of the New
England farm compound.
From left to right are the
barn, the house, and the
martha s. moore