The Architect’s House Stonington, CT

“I just drove by your house with the late afternoon light shining perfectly highlighting such a beautiful sculpture. This is such a unique concept of art. It's joyful; it's a statement and so much more.”

Resident -Stonington, CT.


A twist of fate presented Architect Michael McKinley a once in a lifetime opportunity. When a roof fire destroyed his family home in 2017, he turned the tragedy into an opportunity to completely reimagine the house in terms of the architecture of the future.  Sustainability was achieved by use of building materials that are recycled, maintenance free, and fireproof. Geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, on demand hot water and natural daylighting with large windows on the south side of the house not only eliminate fossil fuel but also generate electricity into the grid.  Rather than rebuild a replica of the original Shingle Style home, the new design was inspired by nearby historic farms and incorporates the spirit of a farmhouse. The efficient 3,200 s.f. residence has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a very social kitchen and light filled conservatory that functions as a dining room, library and a screened-in porch