Wingsong, while similar to Westwind, is set amidst the rolling fields of 100 protected acres of fields and wildlife habitats with a fabulous sunrise and sunset.. The house consists of two barn-like volumes made from organic materials — including antique wood and hand-hewn beams — chosen not only to blend with the natural environment, but to minimize the need for maintenance. And, unlike most minimalist architecture, much attention is given to intuitive built-in storage and a practical traffic flow. With ceilings ranging up to 20 feet, the house exudes simplistic grandeur. Light is plentiful. Many rooms have three exposures, and virtually all of them face south. In the upstairs hallway, overhead windows create a scene reminiscent of a Vermeer painting in which the effect of sunlight is apparent, but the source of the light obscured. Windsong is not only a strikingly beautiful modern house with refined bones, but its intelligent placement makes it appear that the house has owned its ground for decades.
The apple and pear orchards burst into flower in the spring which is followed by a constantly changing evolution of blooms in the wildflower meadows surrounding the long lap pool. The sound of water from the water sculptures is constant background music both from the beautiful summer living room and the pool.
Photography by Peter Peirce