Architect Joel Barkley and decorator Alexa Hampton help a couple build a striking house that blends English-style architecture with Swedish charm
Text by Jesse Kornbluth/Photography by Durston Saylor
Published June 2011
Smart black shingles and board-and-batten siding distinguish Liz and Chris Pollackâ€™s Fairfield County, Connecticut, house, which was designed by architect Joel Barkley, ofÂ Ike Kligerman Barkley, and decoratorÂ Alexa Hampton, of Mark Hampton. The landscape design was byÂ Mario Nievera.
The white stucco faÃ§ade of the entrance court.
The foyer, as seen from the living room, contains quatrefoil chairs and a stool, all byÂ Hickory Chair; the living roomâ€™s Swedish clock is fromÂ Liza Sherman Antiques, and the table lamp is byÂ Christopher Spitzmiller.
A view from the foyer into the living room, where vintage loop chairs by Frances Elkins surround a pedestal table; the ebonized bookcase is fromÂ 145 Antiques.
Artworks by Alexander Calder (left) and Joan MirÃ³ hang in the living room; the club chairs, sofa, cocktail table, and benchâ€”covered in aÂ Cowtan & Tout velvetâ€”are all by Hickory Chair.
Hampton reupholstered the Pollacksâ€™ club chairs in a brown Rogers & Goffigon linen and a patternedÂ Lee Jofa cotton for the new family room; the sofa and nail-studded hassock are by Hickory Chair, and the carpet is byÂ Stark.
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