Housing over 1,700 volumes of poetry, the Writer's Studio is the ideal retreat for the modern dreamer. The small cottage was designed by architect Eric J. Smith for a former Wall Street executive and poetry devotee. Its symmetrical stone facade emerges from a bouldered hillside in the woods of Greenwich, Connecticut and contains a kitchenette, bathroom, library, and a small trundle bed for napping. Although, the interior's highlighting feature is the serene writer's space. Cantilevering over the rocky ravine, the glass-encased office creates the surreal illusion of floating among the treetops. A minimalist approach and quality-crafted pieces throughout the 650-square-foot space creates a clean, calming atmosphere to write and read while a geothermal heating and cooling system keep the interior at a comfortable 68-degrees.
Photos: Durston Saylor / Eric J. Smith Architect