Kristine Sprague is an architect that specializes in residential designs; be it renovation, an addition to the existing, reconstruction, or a completely new design. She is an architect that designs keeping in mind the existing context, the historic importance, and the architecture style prevalent with a modern twist. Her gesture towards design is very sensitive and strongly engages the client’s vision for their project. Each project has very innovative solutions from taking clues from the existing structure and structures around, to the classical design principles of the architectural style; scale, proportion, elegance, texture, mood board. Each project is solved with seamless incorporation of suitable material and sustainable design options.
1. Ole Hanson, San Clement, CA
A 1000sq.ft. addition to the 1927 original historic home; Spanish Colonial Revival. The addition designed is compatible yet subordinate to the original structure respecting its historic importance. It uses several elements of the Spanish colonial architecture, from Marvin all wood windows, salvaged barrel tile low pitch roofing with decorative eaves, large overhang, and white stucco walls. The interior replicates the simplicity with the usage of intricately carved furniture and large open spaces to allow the entrance of an ample amount of light.
2. Esmeralda Ocean View
The purpose was to have the aesthetic beauty of the horizon hovering above the pool area enter into the structure with a transition space in between. A common gathering area is designed that opens into a large patio, separated by a glass curtain wall and sliding door system, enabling the residents to enjoy the view and the light entering. The patio allowed for the construction of a large balcony connected to the master bedroom above; allowing one to enjoy the sunset view.
3. Ice Glen Estate Pool Barn, Stockbridge, MA
A renovation of an existing French Barn Style Architecture to incorporate an indoor pool suite within the estate. The pool is sunken below the existing floor level with the bund wall caped with smooth bluestone slabs rising above the floor level. It is covered by a cathedral ceiling space consisting of French window and transoms, wainscot walls and ceiling, and dull lighting to intensify the space within the barn, generating a soothing mood with the natural fragrance of green and wood stuck within one’s mind. The soothing interior also works as a place for one to contemplate.
4. Greek Revival House, Lenox, MA
A 3200sq.ft. Greek revival house designed within the Lenox historic district. The entire house is designed with elegant detailing. The interior and the furnishing is inspired by the Neo-Greco style. The entrance to the house is from a traditional front porch supported on four round columns. The front façade of the house is decorated by a traditional pediment, a half-round window with an exterior wall finished in white stucco. It consists of bold details with simple mouldings, gables, and unadorned friezes, double-hung windows with six-panel to each sash. Also a detail of board and batten siding, a modified hip roof and cupola are all elements to blend in with the historic surrounding.
5. A shelter at Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Garden Folly, an artistically inspired dimension was constructed as a benefit to the 2012 Architects Exhibit. The shelter is inspired by the idea of a swooping green roof merging with the landscape; interpreting the shelter as a missing piece to the existing garden. Kristine Sprague created a shelter with materials that merged with the garden; a solid—green roof supported by rough laminated curved rafters onto a timber frame structure, a mahogany sleeping platform raised from the ground, with a large skylight just above. It is a place of contemplation situated beside a pond enabling one to sit or recline or simply be lost in their thoughts.
6. Richmond East Road Addition
This is an addition and renovation project to a Colonial reproduction home. The addition is to better orient the visitors to the public area of the house. The exterior features like the texture, color, construction style, shingled-pitched roof, the brick chimney were all replicated to match the existing structure and architectural style of the project.
7. Lenox Club Croquet Pavilion, MA
The open-air pavilion is sited between two ancient trees. The shingled-hipped roof rests on a timber frame structure with deep overhangs and a cupola. The design gives a rustic essence that blends with the surrounding nature.
8. Cherry Hill Estate Greenhouse, Stockbridge, MA
The greenhouse design sits on the existing foundation of an old barn. The greenhouse is structurally constructed of steel frames with a glass panel as infill. The greenhouse is a look-alike of the framework of the old barn.
9. Cherry Hill Estate Barn, Stockbridge, MA
The barn was built around an existing timber frame structure. The design of the barn incorporates a shingle-clad façade and steep pitch roof with dark painted door and window, to blend in with the nearby surroundings.
10. Tyringham Residence, MA
The2000sq.ft. addition to the existing colonial structure is done in a historically sensitive manner. The room incorporated Palladian windows, textured veneer plaster, a Rumford fireplace with a natural stone exterior to match with the existing, ancient stone walls. Also, the existing house is completely renovated as a part of the project keeping the historic value intact.
11. Dugway Road Residence, Lenox, MA
Kristine Sprague designed a brick house, with a symmetrical entry façade for an open 180-degree view. The massing of the spaces is strategically done with informal and private spaces along with the stone terrace enjoying the view.
12. Stockbridge Octagon, MA
This project involves a sunroom addition to the existing Federal-style house built-in 1826. The interior of the house due to the client’s taste was a variety from Shaker to Victorian to Egyptian Revival. The sunroom addition is a Gothic Revival Architecture as demanded by the clients to add on to the variety and evolution of the design and architecture. This complex detailed quality project required integration of design and construction services, and thus was done in partnership. The design was an octagon extending off the living area surrounded with a pointed arched window, series of ornate mahogany columns and arches, and a copper, octagonal cupola. The color majorly used is a striking salmon hue with teal trim that matches the wooden texture. The addition was built with the same intricacy to match the historic look but with a modern twist.
13. Cliffwood Street Barn, Lenox, MA
This is a project of conversion of a historic barn to a rustic finished space used primarily for party purposes. The three-story barn was a timber frame structure. The timber frame structure is now clad with a complete shingle façade with Vintage windows and sliding barn doors as the new exterior outlook. The Interior of the barn wall is left as it is with the frame structure fully exposed. The repurposing of the architecture seems to evocate the historic essence of the barn in the present design.
14. Cliffwood Victorian Residence, Lenox, MA
The Italianate Victorian-style house is a 3500sq.ft reconstruction project designed by Kristine Sprague. Cladded with wood clapboard, this Italianate house bursts with ornamentation. The house design consists of wide projecting cornices, with heavy brackets and richly ornamented windows, porches, and doorways. The porch wraps the street front whereas a porte-cochere gives cover to the side entry. The sky lit two-story atrium situates the main spaces around it. The low pitch roof is clad with grey slate ties carefully resting on the ornamented brackets.
15. Copake Falls, NY Residence
Kristine Sprague designed a 3400sq.ft. Shingle-inspired, rustic looking vacation retreat on a hillside view property. The house seems to hug the ground with the dull and dark textured wooden-clad planks; somewhat merging with it. The entrance is through a carefully designed porch with a barrel vault ceiling above. The house is surrounded by deep overhangs supported over the decorative wooden bracket, double-hung window. The interior continues with the rustic theme; having a stone veneer fireplace, a nicely decorated attic, and an intricately carved oak kitchen.