On December 7, the
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art hosted its first annual Stanford White Awards for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Design. Named after Stanford White, whose formidable impact and influence on architecture and design continues today, the awards recognize achievement in architecture, interiors, landscape, urbanism and building craftsmanship and artisanship in New York, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Congratulations to the following Dering Hall interior designers and architects who received awards: Peter Pennoyer, Robert A.M. Stern and John B. Murray. 135
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RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE, NEW CONSTRUCTION Peter Pennoyer Architects – Drumlin Hall
Drumlin Hall, a 7,500-square-foot villa in Dutchess County, New York, is a modern-day version of a Federal villa, inspired by the works of Benjamin Latrobe, Robert Adam and Sir John Soane. The interior is arranged around a central stair hall that rises to a domed, top-lit gallery on the second floor. The complexity of the plans and section are concealed behind four symmetrical facades of warm, buff-colored sandstone, each of a slightly different character.
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Drumlin Hall – Dutchess County, NY
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Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP – Residence in Westport, CT
Large windows and doors make the most of the sweeping views available in this Shingle-style house. One of the challenges in designing the building are the site’s strict zoning rules and height limitations, which Robert A.M. Stern Architects accommodated with a gambrel roof and gables and dormers that reduce the apparent height of the house. No detail is overlooked with hand-scraped oak floors, beadboard paneling, cork ceilings and classical accents found throughout the home.
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House at Blue Water Hill – Westport, CT
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RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE, TOWNHOUSES, AND APARTMENTS John B. Murray Architect, LLC – Park Avenue Apartment
This 5,800-square-foot Upper East Side penthouse is a duplex with its original skylight-topped double-height entry and exterior terrace. It surmounts a 15-story residential building designed by Schwartz & Gross and was completed in 1925. John B. Murray Architect was commissioned to completely re-imagine the interior for the client’s family lifestyle in a way that made the most of the exception surviving features. Defining aspects of the re-design/renovation include the re-engineered skylight, the sweeping elliptical wood stair with a bronze-and-iron balustrade, and the gallery’s patterned stone floor. The duplex is now a twenty-first century living space constructed with all the grace and refinement of an earlier era.
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Park Avenue apartment – New York City
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RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE, MULTI- UNIT BUILDINGS Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LPP – Fifteen Central Park West
Completely clad in limestone, Fifteen Central Park West blends seamlessly with the light-toned brick and stone of the older towers and the dark reflections of the newer buildings around Columbus Circle. The building is one of sophistication on a grand scale. A canopied bronze door with double-height expression at the building’s Central Park West entrance leads into a vestibule and an elegant lobby with two fireplaces. A limestone fountain marks the center of the motor court and a pedestrian arcade along its east edge screens a residents’ library. A dining room spills out into a landscaped garden with a reflecting pool and fountain north of the entrance pavilion.
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For a full list of winners, click
here. Peter Aaron/Esto