Litchfield Hills, CT
Since its grand opening in 2007, Winvian Farm, a AAA Five Diamond and Relais & Chateaux resort, has become a mainstay of the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Winvian Farm, an oasis of 113 acres in the rolling Litchfield Hills, is a recent winner of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards and was recognized as a Top 100 Resort in the World, Top 25 US Hotel & Resort, and a Top 20 New England Resort.
The uniqueness of the Winvian experience is its connection to the outdoor environment and working organic farm. The setting inspires a connection to the land with opportunities for casual gathering and simple outdoor pleasures.
Its guest accommodations —18 individually designed and eclectically themed cottages (such as ‘Helicopter’, ‘Maritime’, ‘Music’, ‘Library', ‘Artist', ‘Camping’) are each beautifully sited within the grounds.
Against this background, and the contemporary architectural design of the Spa building, the installation of Studio Vlock’s two whimsical ‘Maritime’ Fireballs on the property complements the Winvian's unconventional style and design intent: to engage people in an experience.
Just in time to welcome the fall foliage and winter chill, the Fireball installations include a small size (28 inch diameter) that welcomes guests on the upper terrace for intimate outdoor gatherings, and the commanding 58 inch diameter Fireball that punctuates one of Winvian Farm’s signature meadows. Both are visible from the original 1775 Main house and Spa building, surrounded by Adirondack chairs where guests can enjoy aprés dinner aperitifs and afternoon hot chocolate.
Specifications: The ‘Maritime’ Fireballs metal sphere fire pits are 58” and 28” diameter. The finish is natural and weather-worn. They are designed to be wood burning.