House of Spectral Gables is a speculative project entangling the potential architecture found in the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion and Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables


HOUSE OF SPECTRAL GABLES  The Turner-Ingersoll Mansion was made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book, The House of the Seven Gables, a gothic masterpiece whose story begins with the ancestral witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. Both the house and novel stir the imagination and are full of architectural possibilities. Yet, the estate is not quite architecture, merely a house of irregular gables. And the novel’s protagonist is architecture, just with no tectonic reality. This design speculates on the origins of architecture and its methodologies--to design an architecture whose model and effects already exist, just with no specific form.

Project team: Frankie Perone