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A tasteful and stylish refresh of a home originally designed by famed architect and sculptor Tony Smith, this mid-century modern in Guilford, Conn. has been updated by fernlund + logan, an architect team who masterfully added modern function while preserving rare retro form. The 1950s home was designed with a main building and a guesthouse on stilts, which is accessible by ramp. The architects built a new studio and utility building from reinforced concrete cast on-site, which follows the topography of the hill and nearly hides the addition behind the existing structure. The team left the exterior finish alone and planted a “green roof” that visually connects the home to the garden, refurbished and improved the pool and renovated the kitchen with materials and shapes inspired by Smith’s designs. [via designmilk and materialicious]