2020 Excellence in Specialty Room Design Winner: Porte Cochere
Marcus Gleysteen and Robyn Gentile, of Marcus Gleysteen Architects in Lincoln, Massachusetts
Designed to be both functional and beautiful, the stone porte cochere was envisioned as a future event space as well a covered place to park near the kitchen. Custom Douglas-fir barn doors close over the opening to protect the space from drifting snow. The cupola above provides additional natural light.
Judges said: The design of this graceful structure artfully mixes wood, stone, steel and glass to create a beautiful, multifunctional porte cochere that complements the white-painted main structure and completes a well-proportioned series of vernacular-inspired buildings. The stonework and the overall craftsmanship are exquisite.