The waterfront property nestled in a cove overlooking Long Island Sound was ideal, but the proximity of neighboring houses might well have obstructed views afforded by conventional architectural plans. Our solution was a semi-circular house that takes its design cues from early 20th century British architect Edwin Lutyens. All public rooms and bedrooms in this 7,300 square-foot house face the water, and views that would otherwise have been obstructed by nearby homes look out to sea. The formal pilasters, columned porch and overhanging eves of the front approach are balanced by the latticework at the side wing — a nod to Lutyens that balances formality with informality. Two identical octagonal light-filled rooms flank either side of the curved waterside porch, and a simple, elegant trim system brings this traditional design fully into the 21st century.
Cotswolds in Connecticut