Ulrich Franzen Historic Restoration
Hugging the shores of the Long Island Sound, Ulrich Franzen's 'Castle House' typifies the school of East Coast modernism established by the generation of post-Bauhaus architects at work in the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s when personal expression and dramatic effects were no longer illicit. This house was built on a historic rock outcropping adjacent to an eighteenth century Landmark lighthouse facing the sea. This modern classic almost falling victim to total demolition has undergone a complete restoration by SchappacherWhite Ltd., that honors Franzen's original design intent while satisfying the needs of a 21st century family. An exercise in studied reinterpretation, not historic museum like authenticity.