Architectural Feature: Ehrick Rossiter Part 3

As you may know from reading our blog, S.B. Long Interiors really appreciates the work of Ehrick Rossiter, a Connecticut native and amazing architect. Many of his designs were built in colonial revival styles and included New England stones and rocks. Another of his designs veered away from his usual style, including elements of Tudor Revival and Spanish architecture.

There’s limestone, a common Spanish architectural material, in the Aglin Farm house construction, and the original design featured a small porch typical of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. The original house had a stucco and timber facade and has been shingled in more recent years.

Rossiter’s Aglin Farm design in Washington, Connecticut, is situated on 10 acres of scenic landscaping and has a cabana-style layout. The house’s interior is reminiscent of Spanish Colonial architecture, as showcased by this curved archway separating these rooms.

Also note the curved windows and balconies in this Rossiter design, which exhibits Spanish architectural elements as well.

Another one of Rossiter’s famed masterpieces that employed the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture style is the Valliant House. Located in Washington, CT, this 1904 chef-d’oeuvre spans more than 4,000 square feet and features Castilian touches like brushed entryway columns, tripled windows and vine-covered frontages.

Like many talented designers, Rossiter was able to achieve multiple styles in his work. Which of his architectural styles do you like most?

Photos: 1 Susan Bednar Long; 2 via aglinfarm.com/house; 3 and 5 Susan Bednar Long; 4 and 6 via Stacey Matthews

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street. For me, it was a natural path to become an Interior Designer. I love what I do. I’ve created this Journal to share my thoughts, finds and design inspirations. I hope you enjoy it!

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