European Splendor on Connecticut Shore

Our clients, one of whom is Danish, envisioned a house rooted in 19th century Europe. But how to balance the formal and generally dark interiors of that period with the homeowners’ informal, active lifestyle and a hilltop site rich with vistas of Long Island Sound that call for light? An L-shaped plan provided the ideal solution. A series of steel French doors opening onto the terrace and pool afford views from all the public rooms and bedrooms above, while the front door is approached through a formal courtyard setting.

The highly crafted 10,200 square-foot stucco house abounds with details and materials that reference history in a contemporary style. Hand-wrought ironwork, hand-cut copper sheeting on the turret dome, slate roofs, limestone flooring in the foyer, Belgian bluestone in the kitchen, reclaimed plank floors that are hand-waxed and pillowed, dentil moldings and recessed paneling create a house that is at once refined and relaxed.



Beyond the Gate
American Classic
House on the Pond
House in the Historic Village
Cotswolds in Connecticut
Dune Cottage
Hamptons Summer House
Shingle Style Overlooking Beach
Lakeside Country House
A Nod to 1880’s Shingle
House Overlooking the Meadow
Small Gem in the Fields
North Shore Carriage House
Stone Splendor on the Sound
Contemporary Shingle on the Sound
Tidal River View
Above the Dunes
Sea Grass on the Bay
Shingle Style on the Point
Island Haven
Scott’s Cove Waterfront