Piene Farm Artists' Co-Housing

Groton, MA


Moonlight Studio

Tim Hess, Studio Director

Dillon Hanratty

Ann Walters

Briana McBride

Harry Solie

Todd Fulshaw

Sarah Naznik

Brandon Sylvia



People in the Piene Farm neighborhood will live in small private homes gathered around a hilltop courtyard. Views over shared hillside gardens in the middle-distance will sweep out to the horizon, where the tower of the Groton School's chapel pierces the canopy, and Mt. Monadnock is visible. 


Around the courtyard, a wind turbine generates power, an amphitheater sculpts and graduates the stormwater detention pond, and a maple-ringed earth berm shelters parking for a few shared vehicles. 

Residents - including a jewelry-maker, musicians, painters, and a sculptor - keep small studios in their private homes and/or work in shared studios at The Barn. The flexible common building includes space for group activities like yoga, a stage for public performances, and a small gallery where the neighbor-artists' work is for sale to the public.


The project ennables a group of six couples of artist-friends to retire in the comfort of each other's company and pursuits, with a quality-of-life enriched by the otherwise out-of-reach ammenities which together they can afford.

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