Studio Ideas and Inspiration

House on a Rock

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by chaosincolour on 24 January 2010

People have different reasons and inspirations that have led them to wanting to become an Architect. Some were inspired by lego as a child, others by the colossal buildings that engulf the downtown sky or maybe, like me, they were inspired by the house they lived in. What drawn me to this program was the opportunity to make for someone a home in which they love. As I was Stumbling one day I came across this house on a rock in Rhode Island that reminded me why I choose to pursue Architecture.

This unusual and vintage 103 year old mansion (named Clingston) had been abandoned for two decades before architect Henry Wood bought it with his ex-wife, Joan, in 1961 for $3,600. It was originally built by distant cousin, J.S. Lovering Wharton in 1905 for a total of  $36,982.99, roughly estimated to be 4 million dollars in today’s currency. It now survives through the love and work of Mr. Wood and his family.



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  1. andrea C said, on 25 January 2010 at 10:33 AM

    Very inspiring indeed <3

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