A new Gothic Revival house, fitted high above the river and surrounded by nature — as it was meant to be.

An American couple, having been professionally based in Britain for a significant part of their careers, sought to create a well-positioned home base in a beautiful setting for retirement. While scouting Connecticut, they once visited Rose Cottage, a Gothic Revival home in the northeastern part of the state, owned and managed by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA). It became an inspiration, as it reflected the English countryside that they most treasured.

The home was designed to encompass their favorite themes, including an affinity to natural surroundings. Located high above the Connecticut River Valley, a dreamlike setting was found for an evocative and richly textured structure.