Specht Architects was founded on the vision of creating elegant, comfortable, and timeless buildings that are rooted in the unique environments in which they exist, and shaped by the character of the people who will inhabit them.
Specht has been named as a “Top 100” architect by New York Magazine, and one of the “50 up-and-coming firms from around the world” by Wallpaper* magazine. Scott Specht also recently gave a TEDx talk about the future of housing in the United States.
Our projects have been featured in over 100 publications worldwide, and have received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Architectural League of New York, The Texas Society of Architects, and many others. More important than the awards, however, is the fact that we have many repeat clients who appreciate our work and enjoy working with us. We’re nice people, and love what we do!
Annunziata means “spiritual announcement” in Italian— and it is an appropriate descriptor for this immaculately minimalist space and the intensely ornamental art collection inside. Set toward the back of a 4.5-acre field surrounded by large trees, the symmetrical home is on-axis with the entry road, so that on approach you see a perfectly balanced composition.
The drive curves around the home providing a variety of perspectives before reaching the entry to the house, which has a view back through the glass walls to the field beyond. The home is a 2,000-square-foot single-story pavilion with a thin floating roof that cantilevers 15’ from the perimeter walls — an extreme departure from the owners’ previous 18th-century farmhouse.
The open interior features a central living space with a bedroom suite at each end. It serves as a rotating gallery for the owners’ collection of ornamental objects and art collected over a lifetime.