Brutaliste sur Mer
A Living Expression by The Sea
Brutaliste sur Mer is a living expression of modern organic architecture located on the Sakonnet Passage along the shores of Rhode Island’s “Hidden Gem” community, Little Compton. The town is a peaceful oasis and a favorite sanctuary for stately residences along the sea. This unique modern home embodies classic design approaches that are sympathetic and well-integrated as part of its spectacular location. It is an expression in design, defined by simplicity of function, beauty and consonance.
One of the true Masters of Modern Architecture was Frank Lloyd Wright. He designed more than 1,000 structures over a creative period of 70 years. Wright believed in designing in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. The overarching goal promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world.
This timeless estate residence, located at the highest elevation in Little Compton, was designed to capture 360 degree views from every room. There are breathtaking views of the coastal countryside, protected agricultural land and unparalleled vistas of the Sakonnet Passage, Sachuest Point and Atlantic Ocean. Located near one of Rhode Island’s most celebrated coastal vineyards, the home is a stones throw from Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard. Brutaliste sur Mer is an expression of art and living reimagined. The home captures the essence of Luxurious living, while embracing a direct connection between indoors and outdoors. It stimulates the senses and embellishes an expression of a “life well lived”.
The distinctive, idiosyncratic design of this home lends itself to estate homes in Europe, the West Coast and the Hamptons. The home engages with a challenging context, an architectural and interior approach to translate art and design. The result is strikingly beautiful. This house is a statement and testament to the contextualization of architecture, the enhancement of material technology, and of a holistic understanding and implementation of making a house a home.
This modern eclectic residence embodies and symbolizes a true prospective and connection with its surroundings which assimilates expression of waterfront living with views from every room. There is over 5,600 square feet of finished living space complimented by 2,500 square feet of patio and rooftop deck for outdoor living and entertaining. The lower level offers 2,000 square feet of pre-finished space with private access, which is perfect for a guest suite, game room, gym or poolside bar and kitchen.
The home utilizes a clever mix of earthen products including; Concrete, Stone, Teak, Ebony, White Birch, clear vertical grain Douglas Fir, Marble, Terrazzo & Steel. The aggregate walls are an accent to its finishes and a palette for extraordinary art. The residence offers the most advanced smart home technology systems for the ultimate in security and home automation allowing you to control the home from anywhere in the world. Automated features include; security, lighting, HVAC systems, door locks, outdoor lighting, J. Geiger shades, and a whole house Sonos sound systems. A 25k whole house generator system ensures the automatic transfer of power in the event of power outages. The in floor radiant / hydro heating and cooling systems offer the very best in efficiency and climate control.
This home was made to entertain! Ceiling to floor glass connects the open living and dining area to the terrace and pavilion, creating an interplay between the inside and outside, where you can enjoy sunset views overlooking the coast of Newport and Sachuest Point. The office, second floor sitting area and theater offer intimate spaces for retreat and respite. A glass bridge leads to the secluded sleeping quarters, where a 3 story, floating stainless stairway (elevator fitted), access the lower entrance, master suite, two additional bedrooms, full bathroom and sitting room with access to the observation deck. The lower entrance is accessed via the 4-car garage into a mudroom with White Birch built in case workfor out of sight storage. The heated garage has showroom finished epoxy floors, Gladiator Storage Systems, a separate tool room and access to the private outdoor shower.
Sprawling Lush manicured grounds surround this living creation with hand laid indigenous natural stone walls, walkways, Macadum laid driveways and pathways. The automated sprinkler systems with drip irrigation for all plantings has built-in seasonal programming for landscape maintenance. There is ample room for a pool and tennis courts. The property includes unobstructed deed water access via a 40’right away to a private beach and access to miles of coastline.
Brutaliste sur Mer offers a unique opportunity to own one of New England’s most spectacular statements of modern home architecture along one of the most pristine coastal regions in the country. This is truly a masterpiece in the “Secret Garden” called Little Compton, Rhode Island.