Residence on Long Island Sound by Architect Allan Greenberg
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Located atop a waterfront peninsula on Long Island Sound, this residence was designed in response to the owner’s admiration of the mid-nineteenth-century Greek Revival houses of the American south. Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II commissioned architect Allan Greenberg to create one of the largest and most beautiful homes in Belle Haven. The exterior features a Doric colonnade and two-story veranda, which wrap the house on the three water-facing sides and create shaded outdoor living spaces on the ground and second-floor levels. The layout is based on a square plan and a circular three-story rotunda; a large cupola brings natural light into the center of the house. The living and dining room were planned to open the interior and take maximum advantage of the site’s spectacular views and prevailing sea breezes. The interiors incorporate Greek Revival–inspired plaster moldings, millwork, mantelpieces, and furnishings. The beautiful interiors and gardens were created, respectively, by Mariette Gomez of Gomez Associates and Deborah Nevins of Deborah Nevins Associates Inc. For many years Jones has put on a spectacular light show at the home in the weeks leading to Christmas, a substantial undertaking said to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Videos of the light shows can be seen here.