Head of School House

The Hotchkiss School | Lakeville, Connecticut

A new head of school felt that the house did not support the public activities required by the position. Overnight guests were not comfortably accommodated, nor was the house well suited for entertaining. VMA oversaw the architectural and the interior design.

The kitchen was enlarged by eliminating a pantry and an odd first floor guestroom was transformed into catering support space. The flow and access to the major entertaining rooms was improved.

The head’s private area was reconfigured to include a study, bedroom with a terrace, dressing room and bath. The children’s bedrooms and baths were likewise up-dated. The attic space was converted into two guest bedrooms with a shared bath by cutting new dormers into the roof to provide light and view. The formal stair was extended for gracious access.

For the interior design of the public entertaining we drew upon the school’s collections of art, oriental carpets and furniture. We used a color scheme that would support the school’s brand.

Interior Design completed in association with Executive Interiors

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Size: 8,000 sf
Budget: $1.25 million


Architecture, Interior Design

Head of School House

The Hotchkiss School | Lakeville, Connecticut

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