Our vision was to create a home complementary to the many early 20th Century Gambrel structures found along the New England coastline, yet developing a more open interior. The Client had specific requirements for the design of the home: all primary Client living spaces were to be located on the 1st floor with views towards the coastline. 2nd floor spaces were to be allocated for visiting children and grandchildren.
A stone and shingle Gambrel residence located on a waterfront property adjoining Long Island Sound. A long winding drive brings you to the Forecourt which is flanked by an orchard. The Entry is defined by 2 Gambrel wings with a central 2-story Arrival Hall. Rooms facing the water have covered porches, verandas, and pergolas, providing shade for the south facing living spaces.
The planning of the home was designed with an E/W central Gallery. Client’s Bedroom, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room all face the coastline. The Library flanks the Arrival Hall and can also be accessed from the Client’s Bedroom area as well. The Library can be closed off for privacy when desired. Above the Arrival Hall is a central Commons Room for the visiting family with a covered Deck directly above the Living Room. The 2nd Floor has 5 Bedrooms designed for different family combinations.