Rafe Churchill: Traditional Houses

(860) 364-2288
rafechurchill.com

Services Provided
Architecture, Traditional design, Specializing in historically influenced buildings–creating the "new old house"

Areas Served
New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, NY, Manhattan, Boston

Typical Job Cost
$50,000 - $4,000,000

Business Description
Rafe Churchill crafts traditional buildings inspired by the historic architecture of New England. Working from a historic house on the village green in Sharon, Connecticut, a talented team of designers guides each project through the entire building process, from preliminary design through construction oversight. The firm is well versed in sustainable building practices and standards—seamlessly combining the latest technologies with traditional building techniques, resulting in buildings that are as beautiful as they are functional.

As a third-generation master builder, Rafe continues a family legacy of traditional craftsmanship and draws upon a broad network of consultants, artisans, and tradesmen. In recent years, he has designed and built many of southern New England’s finest residential and commercial spaces, including both the first LEED-certified house and the first Net Zero house in western Connecticut. In addition to residential buildings, Rafe’s experience includes challenging and unique projects such as building the Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s new 65-meter ski jump.

Typically focused exclusively on traditional residential design, Rafe’s experience as a master builder is evident with each project. While guided by the aesthetic awareness of a mature designer, he creates historically influenced buildings that respond to both the landscape and the specific needs of each client. The firm aspires to create what has become known as the “new old house”—a building offering modern amenities, but with the scale, proportions, and textures of a historic house.

Rafe Churchill’s background includes an undergraduate degree in architecture from Bennington College; postgraduate studies in sculpture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a fellowship at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Rafe’s work is recognized in feature articles in Good Housekeeping’s Kitchens & Baths, Country Home, Country Living, Litchfield Magazine, New England Home, New Old House, Period Homes, The New York Times, and This Old House.
Connecticut Traditional Residential Design
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91 Main Street
Sharon, CT 06069 
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Becky Harris
Hi Clark, it turns out they are vintage lights that they had refurbished. Their home is full of vintage light fixtures - keep an eye out for an upcoming Houzz Tour in the next few weeks.
June 19, 2014 at 6:15am     
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The lights are vintage from PW Lighting in Great Barrington, MA
June 25, 2014 at 4:12pm      Thanked by Clark Collins - Collins Design & Development
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Sew Far Sew Good
Probably had them custom made! I'm sewing two for a client now out of ticking. They will be fabulous!
June 24, 2014 at 11:14pm   
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Feel free to contact Heide Hendricks–she was the decorator.
June 25, 2014 at 4:11pm   
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Thank you so much. The paint is Benjamin Moore "brilliant white"
June 25, 2014 at 4:11pm   
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stonewhitecottage
Thank you for the prompt response. Your work is amazing. In the age of "everything new", your work has captured a glorious moment in time.
June 25, 2014 at 5:03pm   
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We designed the cabinets and they were fabricated by a local shop in CT
June 25, 2014 at 4:08pm      Thanked by saulhouse
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Review by PW Vintage Lighting:

Consulting with Rafe and his clients on lighting choices has consistently been a well timed and focused process with true collaboration. It helps me when workin...
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Review by pompike:

We had the immense good fortune to be introduced to Rafe Churchill by our real estate broker when we were first shown the wreck/ total disaster of a house that ...
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Review by danasimpson:

Complete Kitchen Renovation in early 20th Century country home. Scope of project included consultation, design, architectural drawings, and complete oversight o...
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Review by 7swords:

Rafe Churchill is a professional in all aspects of the job. Attention to Detail. On Time. Great Communication. Consistent, Quality Work.
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Review by erly6094:

I have had numerous experiences with Rafe Churchill and have always been very impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail as well as his creative...
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Review for PW Vintage Lighting:

Adam Watson provides great vintage and reproduction lighting to many of our projects. He has proven to be a great resource for several years and we count on hi...
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