Stephen Gerard Dietemann


+ Art

Perlman Residence

This house resulted from 2 separate periods of construction: the first phase was constructed in 2012 and the second in 2021.  The completed house combines the owner’s love of the adjacent lake and the surrounding Berkshire countryside with their obsession with vinyl ‘cool jazz’ records by the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Mingus, Monk and many others recording from 1949-1970.    Their collection of the recorded work of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Bill Evans and most of the other jazz musicians of that era are presented throughout the house, both as the actual LPs and as photographs of the artists themselves.  More importantly, the freedom and lyrical beauty of that music informed the design, combining — like jazz itself — structure and function with playfulness and serendipity.

More about the house can be found in the spring, 2016 issue of ‘Berkshire Magazine’:

Creating at the intersection of Art and Architecture