Shore Colonial on the Sound

With direct waterfront and views of New York’s skyline, this stunning property overlooking Stamford Harbor met our client’s desire for water views even though it had never been properly updated and did not meet flood regulations.  Our first task was to raise this early 20th century Shore Colonial five feet, a measure that proved providential as Hurricane Sandy soon devastated many surrounding properties.

Since the historic character of the 4,588 square foot house had been largely stripped away in earlier remodels, we added appropriate architectural details such as paneled walls, pilasters, moldings, built-ins and coffered ceilings.  All interior spaces were reconfigured for comfortable family gatherings, spaces for active teens, and above all vistas to the water.  French doors usher in sea breezes in each of the first floor public spaces and all the second floor bedrooms have access to the upper sitting porch.  New casement windows throughout augment the house’s architectural integrity while providing light and views.  The one remaining original architectural element of the house – a grand detailed stair – now opens to Long Island Sound views.



1920’s English Arts and Crafts Revived
Classic Watch Hill Shingle Style
Reviving an Iconic Henry Bacon House from 1903
Sustainability Meets Design
Victorian Revived
Tudor Revival
Sabine Farm
Cottage Expanded
19th Century Clapboard Ridge
1913 Craftsman House
New Life for Historic Shingle Style
Mid-Century Modern Revived
18th Century Property Revived