Architect: Allan J. Gelbin
Builder: Bill and George Porter

Edward and Grace Seaton were living in Brussels and planning to retire to Norwich when they met Gelbin in 1974. Describing the Seaton project, Gelbin wrote, “Two of the finest builders in the area, Bill and George Porter were hired—living up to their first class reputation while working through the cold and snowy winter.”

“All of the major living and sleeping areas open out towards the birch grove. A generous pitched cedar shingled hip roof shelters the three main areas below—the living area, bedrooms, and garage. These join each other forming almost an abstract mountain pattern.”

“Here is a house that combines economy of space and compactness, yet encloses substantial square footage…. All is in harmony and at peace with its woodland setting. Viewed from anywhere on the land it constantly changes moods with the light of day and the seasons.”

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