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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
WORLD DESIGN / ULTIMATE WRITER’S DEN IN THE CONNECTICUT WOODS
John Barr stands in front of his studio in the woods: a place for poetry.
In the woods near Greenwich, CT not far from the
family main house, retired investment banker and poet John Barr has created an
idyllic writer’s studio on a slope amid trees, boulders and a terrain populated
with hawks, deer, wild turkeys, fox, squirrels, and chipmunks beyond number.
Studio in the Woods: a place for poetry,” Barr called on architect Eric J.
Smith and builder Nordic Custom Builders to create the poet’s visual version of
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater home.
But, the small box of stone and glass is not by Wright because it is every bit Eric J.
and Barr created is a cantilevered aerie, complete with all the electronic
devices and homey comforts to make a poet happy and to house in style a
collection of books numbering 1,600 plus.It is a treat to look at from any angle.
the Smith office published a coffee table monograph highlighting the best of
the firm’s 30 years as one of New York’s go-to architects for residential
Renewing Tradition, The Architecture
of Eric J. Smith,
has brought attention to Smith’s work.Two major media since have published articles on the Barr studio.
photo(s) of John Barr in front of his stylish book bunker by Emon Hassan for
the New York Times.Interior images are
by Dezeen.com’s Durston Saylor.