Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Glass Steps, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Depot House was completed by the New Haven based studio Gray Organschi Architecture. This project included the construction of a weekend rural retreat on a site that was previously a local train depot for the Shepaug River Valley Railroad.

The Depot House is located in Bantam, Connecticut, USA.

Outdoor Pool, Wooden Terrace, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Rear Facade, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Terrace, Glass Wall, Swimming Pool, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Snow, Lighting, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Natural Stone Wall, Window, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Terrace, Outdoor Furniture, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Natural Stone Wall, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Glass Walls, Wood Cladding, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Wooden Front Door, Glass Wall, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Large Fireplace, Open Plan Living, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Dining Table, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Dining Table, Lighting, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Contemporary Fireplace, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Lighting, Dining Table, Stairs, Glass Walls, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Stairs, Entrance, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Living Room, Rug, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Breakfast Bar, Kitchen Island, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Breakfast Table, Kitchen Island, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Stairs, Lighting, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Modern Wood & Metal Stairs, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Wooden Stairs, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Bedroom, Large Windows, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Glass Wall, Bedroom, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Bedroom, Glass Sliding Doors, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Shower, Sky Window, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Shower, Sink, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Bathroom, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Floor Plans, Rural Retreat in Bantam, Connecticut

Depot House in Bantam, Connecticut, details by Gray Organschi Architecture:

“The Shepaug River Valley Railroad, which ran along the Bantam River in the late 19th century, stopped at this location, once the site of a tiny local train depot. We saved and reinforced the existing 19th century rubble foundation, using it as the base for this new house. Two simple
gable structures, oriented perpendicularly to each other, create space for a large open plan between them and refer, through their forms, to neighboring barns and to the region’s agricultural heritage.

The house interior is lined with bleached pine; kitchen, dining, living and family rooms overlap each other and create a rich series of spatial experiences that accommodate relaxed weekend living. The living spaces open onto a lap pool which is edged in stone-lined gabion baskets and is surrounded by a cedar deck. Outdoor spaces provide views across the meadow to the Bantam River.”

Photos By: Andrea Chu

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