Sulthorne, Newport, R.I.

Located in the residential Newport neighborhood where American Shingle Style architecture claims many of its historic roots, the house recalls the genre in the context of the architect and homeowner’s contemporary perception of design. The program called for a 3,200-square-foot residence with formal living room, dining room, kitchen and family room on the first floor, and four bedrooms and three bathrooms upstairs. Classic Shingle Style elements include sweeping gables, a porte-cochere, covered verandas, a staircase tower and a stone chimney. The house favors exposure to the south and west, most pointedly to take in an array of mature trees established as part of the manicured estate that originally defined the property. The primary entrance, however, faces east—interestingly, because ancient Hindu Vastu Shastra thinking has it that eastern points of entry are by tradition auspicious and providential.
Interiors, Anamika Design
Landscape Designer, Place Studios
Photography, Laura Resen
Stylist, Anne Foxley
Builder, CM & D