Grace Farms

After my visit to the Glass House, I took a car to northern New Canaan where there is another architectural project by SANAA called Grace Farms. It is a sanctuary housed under one long, winding roof mimicking the surrounding hills on the landscape. Under the roof there are 5 large glass enclosures that serve different functions for the sanctuary. The views from the sanctuary are gorgeous and serene. The glass walls provide 360 degree views and the roof slowly guides you from place to place to the top of the hill to the auditorium. Again, the Fall leaves were the perfect background for this project, they really highlight the natural wood materials in the project. I took a lot more photos, but with the amount of people there it was hard to capture some really nice, vacant shots. I also decided to have my own little photo shoot haha.

There are many more houses from the modernist era in New Canaan and I hope to go back one day to take the tour of all of them. The small town is so charming and typical of New England style, plus it borders the New York/Connecticut state border so it is actually a short trip from the city. I cannot wait to explore more of the northeast!

Shop my look: H&M coat / Everlane pants / Reebok sneakers / Madewell bag / Laura Lombardi hoops (similar)

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Photos by Sophia Kountakis.

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