For this spacious new shore front home on Mead Point in Greenwich, Connecticut, architect Douglas VanderHorn created a classic Shingle Style look reminiscent of New England in the early
1900s that takes advantage of modern construction and makes the most of stunning views of the Long Island Sound.
The stone base, painted blue shingle upper story and natural shingle hip roof are hallmarks of the classic Shingle Style while paired
Tuscan columns add formality to the graceful front porch.
Classical mouldings, unique balusters and chevron-patterned black walnut flooring in the entry hall set the tone for the rest of the home.
Restrained architectural details create a subtle elegance in the living room where French doors frame views of the Long Island Sound beyond. Gracefully keyed archtop cabinets and painted wood paneling flank
the intricately detailed fireplace surround.
A painted Nantucket beadboard ceiling, dropped beams and black walnut floor planks of random width complete the classic look in the kitchen.
A large projecting bay window in the breakfast nook creates an ideal space for casual dining with panoramic water views.
Stainless steel countertops and glass upper cabinets enhance the blue-lacquered walls and cabinetry in the bright service pantry, which runs from the kitchen to the dining room.
The dining room embraces the coastal palette found throughout the home with paneled walls and eye-catching wallpaper. Views to the outdoor entertainment spaces beyond enhance the openness of the room.
Tall double hung windows and arched picture window bounded by two single French doors provides ample light in the family room. A pitched and beamed ceiling contributes to the delicacy of the space.
The painted Nantucket beadboard ceiling creates a sharp contrast with richly-stained cherry paneling, fireplace
surround and cabinetry in the drawing room. Bowed ceiling beams and a mantel recalling the stern of a ship.
Shiplap walls and sliding barn doors add a rustic flair to the kid-friendly recreational space.
A wood- and leather-clad bar and built-in banquette complete the recreational spaces. Also featuring a dance studio, the lower level has a casual yet chic look, which is more contemporary than the upper
Puncturing the classic wood shingle roof are rusticated chimneys constructed of local Connecticut fieldstone. At the rear of the house, a dynamic wood trellis
and exposed rafter tails link the home to the outdoor living space and pool
beyond. Lee Ann Thornton was the interior designer for the home and Significant Home was the contractor.