Head of School House

The Hotchkiss School | Lakeville, Connecticut

As they prepared to welcome a new head of school, administrators at The Hotchkiss School sought improvements that would better allow his on-campus house to 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 of school’s private area within the house was reconfigured to include a study, bedroom with a terrace, dressing room and bath. The children’s bedrooms and baths were likewise updated. 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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