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.