Annunziata means “spiritual announcement” in Italian— and it is an appropriate descriptor for this immaculately minimalist space and the intensely ornamental art collection inside.
Set toward the back of a 4.5 acre field surrounded by large trees, the symmetrical home is on-axis with the entry road, so that on approach you see a perfectly balanced composition. The drive curves around the home providing a variety of perspectives before reaching the entry to the house, which has a view back through the glass walls to the field beyond.
“It’s magical living in a glass house, living in nature, in the garden, together with deer, wild turkeys and lots of birds.”
– The Annunziatas
The home is a 2,000 square foot single-story pavilion with a thin floating roof that cantilevers 15’ from the perimeter walls — an extreme departure from the owners’ previous 18th century farm house. The open interior features a central living space with a bedroom suite at each end. It serves as a rotating gallery for the owners’ collection of ornamental objects and art collected over a lifetime.
Architect: Specht Architects
Interior Design: By Owners
Landscape Architect: Wagner Hodgson
Builder: Greg Wellenkamp
Structural Engineer: Barry Engineers
Photographer: Dror Baldinger