Sometime around 1966 Richard Foster was driving on Olmstead Hill, Road near Wilton, Connecticut and came upon a green dip in the landscape which he referred to as “a perfect amphitheater”. Shortly thereafter this four acre plot would become the site of his “Circambulant House” or as it is also known – The Round House.
Richard Foster writes “The Circambulant House, 25 years later” – a reflection on raising a family and living in the Round House.
Architect Richard Foster dies. The home is eventually passes out of the family’s hands and arrives into new ownership.
The Round House undergoes a deep reconditioning. Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects re-envisioned the interior of the space along with a renovation of the exterior garage and driveway. Home systems that were cutting edge in the late sixties were upgraded for the day and the exterior of the house was restored very much to its original finish.
Darrel Morrison, FASLA, is an ecologically-based landscape designer, Renowned for his use of native plants, native plant communities and natural processes in the design of landscapes, is commissioned to re-develop the Round House landscape.
Forty-nine years later the home is again featured in Architectural Record, with a special profile on the renovation by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects.