Restoration

In 2012 The Round House underwent a restoration by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects to upgrade and adapt the structure to contemporary standards.

“Scogin and Elam sought to “soften” the house by breaking up the geometries and by bringing nature into the interior. This begins as soon as one ascends the spiral stair in the house’s “trunk.” The architects built a low wall around the floor opening so that—like a stage curtain prepped for a big reveal—a visitor’s first views are out to the undulating landscape, not the terrazzo floor (Fixen, Anna, “Restoring Richard T. Foster’s Round House,” Architectural Record, June 1, 2017).”