Albert C. Hencken House

Greenwich, CT

The Albert C. Hencken House, in Greenwich, Connecticut is attributed to John Russell Pope and was built in 1903. The renovation and additions encompassed three distinct programmatic elements: a Pool House and pergola, a Glass Conservatory and Terrace, and the transformation of an ungainly garage into a two story Carriage House, more sympathetic to the main house. The approach was to create visual connections, drawing each of the architectural elements together in a harmonious dialog with the existing house and landscape. The material palette is derived from the existing house: stone and stucco walls, terracotta roof tiles and bluestone paving that was reclaimed from existing half-buried walkways.

Landscape Architect: Alice Cook (
Structural Engineer: Murray Engineering (
Mechanical Engineer: Tucker Associates (
Photographer: Seong Kwon (