As seen in the Barlow and Perkins houses ( BI14 and BI15), views of the ocean have long been highly desirable island attractions. Here, on a landlocked site, an emphatically vertical house represents a late-twentieth-century, post–oceanfront development response to capitalizing on fine views across the hills and to the ocean. The vertical-format country house achieved popularity in the 1980s and saw extensive coverage in professional architectural journals. Russell's design for his own house is nicely done, retaining the simple forms and shingle cladding commonly associated with island domestic architecture.
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Homer Russell House
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