When architect Reese Owens asked the new owners of a poetically beautiful piece of land in western Connecticut what kind of a house they wanted to build on the site, they requested “something special, something that fits the land.”

Owens, of Halper Owens Architects in Greenwich and Washington Depot, is known for projects that range from designing a long list of Ralph Lauren stores to restoring a prime piece of a historic downtown to individualistic private residences. To give his clients, a New York family with young children, something really special, he teamed up with builder Chris Washington of Woodbury, barn builder Edwin Cady of Roxbury and interior designer Karen Davis of nearby Washington.

Hilary Adorno