Greenwich Waterfront Mansion by Douglas VanderHorn Architects
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Greenwich-based architectural firm Douglas VanderHorn Architects and Significant Homes LLC succeeded in creating a wonderfully detailed new residence reminiscent of a bygone era. The exterior architecture includes a first floor clad in locally sourced Connecticut fieldstone, a painted blue shingle upper storey and a hipped natural cedar shingle roof. The interiors are bright, playful and continue with the coastal aesthetic throughout. Inside you’ll find a charming entry hall with classical mouldings, unique balusters and chevron-patterned black walnut flooring, while the comfortable living room with built-ins and fireplace as well as French doors, provides access to an exterior patio with views of the Long Island Sound. There is a bright gourmet kitchen with a painted bead-board ceiling and dropped beams, random width black walnut flooring and a large bay window hosting an intimate breakfast area. Just steps away is a stunning service pantry with blue-lacquered walls and cabinetry and stainless steel countertops providing easy access from the kitchen to the formal dining room. Two of our favourite rooms include the cherry panelled study with ornate fireplace surrounded and curved beams and the welcoming sun room with tall double hung windows, French doors and a pitched and beamed ceiling. There is also a lower level recreational room complete with built-in bund beds, a banquette, custom bar and a dance studio. The substantial residence sits on a large property in Greenwich with extensive patios, a large swimming pool and views toward the Long Island Sound. Scroll down and take a tour inside this one-of-a-kind coastal home!