Darien, Connecticut, United States
A fabulous new residence occupying a narrow lot overlooking the Long Island Sound has recently been completed by acclaimed firm Douglas VanderHorn Architects. Property records reveal the 1.83 building lot sold in 2012 for $4,000,000 and construction on the 8,400 square foot residence began in 2014. Douglas VanderHorn described the project as a waterfront sanctuary with simple symmetrical geometries and being classically proportioned. The main floor hosts a selection of formal and informal entertaining spaces with a substantial octagonal living room with panelling and French regency mantel, a vaulted rustic barn-style living area with hand-carved mantelpiece and substantial beams and a loving gourmet kitchen with wide-plank flooring, heavy timbers and brick infill. There are four bedrooms, seven full and one half bathrooms throughout the residence, including an elegant main floor master suite with octagonal sitting room and substantial dressing rooms. The home is set back from the road and accessed via a promenade through an allay of linden trees, a detached garage and generator building. The grounds are professionally landscaped with double-crescent stair, spa terrace and parterre gardens. VanderHorn Architects worked alongside Significant Homes LLC to create this truly beautiful Connecticut home.