Newtown CT Residence

Newtown, Connecticut


P H Architects is in the process of creating a modest, single-family residence within a beautiful New England neighborhood. In keeping with this ideology, there is a wood roof spanning the home with lower level copper roof accents. The exterior shingles contain a natural stain to avoid the look of typical painted siding.


The clients played an integral part within the design components.
They wanted a traditional, cedar shingle style complimented with stone veneer. To maintain consistency and fluency, the stone was harvested from the surrounding landscape.


The clients also wanted to incorporate several bedrooms with correlating, private bathrooms and separate great rooms for adults and children. In addition, they did not want a basement feel to their home. Thus, an open stair connector links the lower level to the second floor to allow for more light and continuity.


The oversized deck with outdoor fireplace maximizes the surrounding woodland views, and is ideal for entertaining purposes. Additionally, the topography allows for a walkout lower level leading to a large bluestone patio. What makes this project special is that we were also asked to facilitate the interior design and furnishings of the home.



Salt Lake City, UT Residence

Private Residence, Salt Lake City, Utah


P H Architects is working on an extensive renovation and some additions to a private residence in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City.


We have replaced all of the finishes throughout this residence, as well as provided new Kitchens and Bathrooms. We have added a new Family Room, fireplace, Exercise Room, outdoor fireplace and Pergola. We were able to source spectacular Blue Bahia slabs for the Master Bathroom’s shower and countertops.


The exterior has been renovated with a new asphalt shingle roof, copper trim and gutters and new stucco. The design elements adhere to the surrounding aesthetic context. 



Ocean Front Residence

Darien, Connecticut


P H Architects was approached by a client who had purchased a 2-acre property on the waterfront in Darien, Connecticut. The lot had a 50-year old house and man-made pond on the property, which had a host of regulatory violations associated with it. The Owners had decided to remove the existing house and pond in order to eradicate the zoning violations and build a new residence.


Piloting through the various regulatory approvals for this project was difficult. The property is within a flood zone, therefore meeting the building height and maintaining the minimum floor elevations within the flood zone were challenging. In addition, the regulatory approvals to remove the pond were almost impossible.


We successfully obtained the regulatory approvals and are developing the design for a shingle-style coastal home that befits this beautiful waterfront property.



Horse Barn

Wellington, Florida


P H Architects was asked by an existing client to develop the design of an exterior Horse Barn being constructed in Wellington, Florida.


This barn is located in the Grand Prix Village next to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The design of the barn was important in keeping with the high standards and context of the immediate area.


Together, we designed and implemented a stone veneer fenestration, along with a colonnade with stone bases. Further, we redesigned the exterior trim and added a gable to balance the front elevation elements.



Private Residence

Wellesley, Massachusetts


P H Architects is collaborating on extensive renovations to a private residence in Wellesley, Massachusetts. These renovations include a family room, new kitchen and master suite.


Coupled with those interior renovations, we are adding dormers and windows in the front of the house and a new entry porch. The porch will contain a roof to better identify the entry and afford enhanced weather protection.


We are pleased with the opportunity to work on a residence in this established and historic area of greater Boston. It adds to our portfolio of restoring and renovating exquisite and pristine homes in affluent neighborhoods.



Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary

Newtown, Connecticut


We are privileged to be working with one of the victim’s families of the Sandy Hook School tragedy. Together we are building an animal sanctuary in their daughter’s honor.


The initial phase for this 34-acre property is planned to house the main sanctuary building and a small veterinary clinic. A covered colonnade with a central open gazebo will connect them both. These buildings overlook terraced butterfly gardens and the pasture beyond for a beautiful New England feel.


We have also planned for Community Gardens, a farm animal barn with paddocks and a Learning Barn with an outdoor amphitheater. From there is a view of a mature white pine forest, where we are planning unique tree houses.


The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will reflect Catherine’s compassion for all creatures. It will provide adoptive care for companion animals, refuge for farm animals and native wildlife rescue and release services.



Private Residence 

Newtown, Connecticut


P H Architects is working on a new residence in Newtown for a repeat client. The main portion of the house was designed with fieldstone veneer, while the other portions of the house combined a mixture of wood shingle and fieldstone. The Owners were looking for a home that looked as if it had evolved and been added to with time.


This design relates to the “street front” context of homes along the same historic street. It is also in the scale of the surrounding homes in the nearby neighborhoods.