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DUBLIN COTTAGE

Excerpt From Art New England, October/November 2000, “Architecture,” by William Morgan

Thayer’s cottage pays homage to Mt. Monadnock through its low-key aesthetic.

“Making something look like it belongs there is something I like to do,” sums up Daniel Scully’s approach to his architecture. It also describes a cottage in Dublin, New Hampshire, that he designed for Thayer. Sited with a commanding view of Mt. Monadnock, Scully’s composition recalls the spirit of New England’s nineteenth-century summer colonies, particularly the Moon Window from Joseph Linden Smith’s Loon Point house from the highpoint of Dublin’s days as a literary and artistic haven” for historic continuity.

The Moon Window is also reminiscent of the great French monumental architect Boullee.