New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
Connecticut-based architectural firm Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA designed this 10,442 square foot shingle style residence overlooking John D. Milne Lake in New Canaan in 1994. The original owners sold the 6.13 acre estate in 2004 for $7.2 million. It came back on the market in February 2010 for $8.2 million and sold in July 2010 for $7.6 million. The new owners commissioned Mark P. Finlay Architects to return in 2013 to design a new multi-use cottage complete with three bedrooms and a fully equipped recording studio. It was built by Hobbs, Inc. with interior design by Cullman Kravis. The cottage, designed to complement the existing main house, sits tucked into the woods with a stone walkway meandering the landscape to connect the two buildings. Characteristic of the Adirondack shingle-style, both the main house and cottage include cedar shingles, eyebrow windows, trademark towers and Connecticut fieldstone. Property records reveal the main house includes 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms and sits elevated on 6.13 acres overlooking John D. Milne Lake. Photography by Steve Turner & Warren Jagger.