Five of the best houses in Rhode Island on Dezeen

Homes in this week's roundup from different American states are in tiny Rhode Island, and include a cluster of barn-shaped volumes clad in wood and a black weekend retreat with pyramid-like skylights (+ slideshow).

Ocean House by Roger Ferris + Partners

Ocean House by Roger Ferris + Partners

This holiday home by US studio Roger Ferris + Partners consists of a cluster of gable-roofed volumes, influenced by vernacular architecture in rural New England. Find out more about Ocean House »

Quonochontaug House by Bernheimer Architecture

Quonochontaug House by Bernheimer Architecture

This holiday home for a Brooklyn-based family has a charred timber facade, and was featured as part of our series on winners from this year's A+Awards organised by US site ArchitizerFind out more about Quonochontaug House »

Cottage in the Woods by 3six0 Architecture

Cottage in the woods by 3six0 Architecture

3six0 Architecture has created a geometric wooden cabin "cut like a gemologist shaping a stone" to serve as a retreat for an artist from Providence . Find our more about Cottage in the woods »

Watch Hill House by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects

Watch Hill House by Lubrano Ciavarra

Providing sweeping views of a wilderness reserve was the primary goal for Lubrano Ciavarra when designing this large wood-and-slate holiday home. Find out more about Watch Hill House »

Pettasquamcutt Guest Residence by 3six0 Architecture

Pettasquamcutt guest residence by 3six0 Architecture

3six0 has converted the garage of a family home to make room for an in-law residence adjacent to the main house overlooking Pettasquamcutt River. Find out more about Pettasquamcutt guest residence »