Estes/Twombly Architects was one of the featured design firms in Jeremiah Eck's The Distinctive Home (check out this series to read more). That being said, I never took the time to investigate their work further until today. Based in Newport, Rhode Island the firm is run by Jim Estes and Peter Twombly. The two describe their work as "quiet modernism based on traditional methods and materials, with a sensitivity to local site and climatic conditions"(Estes/Twombly). I am particularly drawn to their work for the way it seems to blend the old with the new so seamlessly. Below are a few favorites although I highly recommend checking out their website as they have a large and beautiful body of work to appreciate.