Our vision was to design a home complimentary in style with many of the early 20th Century brick and slate dwellings in the immediate area, without being restricted to a rigid formulaic floor plan. A central N/S Spine bifurcated the formal from informal spaces with cross-vaulted vestibules at selected points, providing connections to opposing rooms as well as open views to the coastline.
A brick, timber, and slate dwelling located on a 6 acre site abutting a golf course with unobstructed views of Long Island Sound. The home was designed so that selected living spaces, both casual and formal, would have direct views of the coastline beyond. Programmed areas were clearly delineated by the composition of architectural elements.
The planning of the house was designed so that the Family Room with a vaulted 2-story space would be the central gathering area for the family.Connected to the Family Room is the Kitchen/Breakfast Room with an adjacent screened-in Porch – all with open views to the water.To the north of the Family Room is the Living Room which is on axis to the Arrival Hall with direct views of the coastline.The Living Room and adjacent Library connect to a Loggia which in turn leads to the Family Room.The Dining Room, Entry Hall, and Home Study are situated on the East side of the N/S Axis.A Porte Cochere connects to the Mud Room and rear service areas.The Pool House is a timber and brick structure sympathetic to the main dwelling adjacent to the Pool and formal gardens – all with views to the water.