Bar House

Flipping through the latest issue of New York Spaces in the dentist's office the other day, what stood out amidst the primarily opulent and interior design-focused projects was the Bar House by C|S Architecture in Fairfield, Connecticut.

[photograph by Peter Margonelli | image source]

The juxtaposition between what are in effect two bars is definitely contrasting, but nevertheless pleasing. The new addition actually bows to the older structure (a horse barn built from a kit on site in the 1990s) via its massing and subdued color. Where the barn's "face" is oriented to the open field in the foreground above, the Bar House opens itself in the same direction, with a sliding glass wall.

[photograph by Peter Margonelli | image source]

Since the architect's web site does not include this project, the two images above will have to suffice. From what I recall when skimming the magazine's description of the project (truncated in the online version) plans are underway to physically link the two structures. If that should occur, I'll be sure to post about it here.