This small country house tucked into rolling, unspoiled countryside was built for a grandson of Irénée du Pont. Ostensibly it is a gabled Pennsylvania farmhouse of white clap-boards and shingle roof, but Venturi overlaid cutout forms of Doric columns and a huge arch masking a windowed gable. A high-ceilinged music room with organ was given a latticed groin vault with what were described as “Carpenter-Gothic proportions”—another series of cutouts. Big windows in the breakfast area allowed the owners to birdwatch. The Postmodern approach earned a Progressive Architecture Honor Award in 1980 and looked ahead to Venturi's burst of public commissions starting in the 1980s (see Trabant Center, NK9.14).
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