2014 HOBI Awards Winner 'Best Exterior Home Feature'
Having secured a prime site on a scenic cove along Long Island Sound, our clients requested a comfortable, New England shingle-style home that would take full advantage of this stunning setting. This new 13,000 sq. ft. house is clad in Alaskan yellow cedar, trimmed with a variety of classical wood details and anchored to the site with a heavy fieldstone base. The rear waterside façade boasts a semi-circular wing projecting at an angle from the corner of the house. While the sweeping curve of the wing containing the Master Study above and open Summer Porch below allows the clients and their guests to enjoy a panoramic view of the cove and Sound, the additive and playful nature of the volume itself is consistent with classic shingle-style homes of the northeast. The second floor Master Study, supported by casual yet elegant Doric columns below, is punctuated with custom curved double hung windows that follow the radius of the rounded wall. The Master Study and Summer Porch are two unique spaces which individually highlight the natural vistas surrounding the site while combining to make one striking volume that enhances the rear façade of house.