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Coxe-Hayden House

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1979, Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown. East side of Corn Neck Rd., approx. 1 mile north of West Beach Rd.

In Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown's only Rhode Island commission (built for a Philadelphia native associated with the firm), two simple, shingled gabled boxes are sited at a narrow angle to each other. The exquisite siting and fine, simple detail establish a subtle, superb dynamic both between the buildings and between the complex and its compelling site, nestled into the landscape with a view to the west across Sachem Pond. The only discordant note here is the somewhat overshadowing presence of the later house at the crest of the hill to the east.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Coxe-Hayden House", [Block Island, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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