The 19th Century Train Depot Transformed Into A Modern House By Gray Organschi Architecture


Before, it is a local train depot built in 19th century. Now, this train depot not used anymore. This tiny local train depot located in rural Connecticut, USA. The creative team from Gray Organschi Architecture was completely reinvent this train depot, transform it into warm modern home called Depot House. The Depot House is original looking and quite welcoming. Two wooden volumes-reminiscent of neighboring barns- create space for a large open plan between them and hint towards the region’s agricultural heritage. According to the architects : “the house interior is lined with bleached pine; kitchen, dining, living and family rooms overlap each other and create a rich series of spatial experiences that accommodate relaxed weekend living. The living spaces open onto a lap pool which is edged in stone-lined Gabion baskets and is surrounded by a cedar deck“.

The massive glass windows offer extensive views across the meadow to the Bantam River, while unconventional outdoor spaces where especially deigned for relaxation. This house consist of two levels. The lower level are used for living area, bedroom and kitchen dining. This space with wooden flooring, glass wall, wooden ceiling and complemented with a fireplace. The living space is connected with outdoor lounge by sliding glass door. The bedroom also directly connect with outdoor seat area. An outdoor pool with spacious deck area beautify this house and provide a coziness. A wooden staircase leads to the upper floor. The top floor accommodates lounge area, bedroom and bathroom.