Stone and Shingle

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Stone and Shingle

What dictated the shape and to some extent the style of this new 6,500 square-foot house was its corner site and our clients’ desire for an ample and private back yard. Our solution was to design a house that hugs the two streets in an open L-shape plan. The formal rooms — foyer, living room, dining room and library — are set in the main section, while the informal rooms — family room, breakfast room, and mudroom — are to the rear. The kitchen forms the pivotal joint, truly the hub of this house.

Since the Shingle Style requires no rigid room configuration, its flexibility was ideal for the plan. In addition, Shingle Style homes dating back to the late 19th century are found throughout this waterfront community. Native granite graces the first floor façade while flared shingles overhang the second and third floors. Columned pilasters break up the rear façade with large diamond-shaped windows on the third floor for egress. The interiors feature coffered ceilings, numerous built-ins — hallmarks of the Shingle Style — and wall space for the homeowners’ art collection. The house is embedded in an historic style, while its fresh detailing thoroughly embraces our time.

Location: Old Greenwich