Hi guys! Thanks for all the birthday wishes last week. I had a wonderful week off, but boy, was it hard to get up when the alarm sounded this morning! It always takes me a few days to “recover” from a vacation, ha. Check out this gorgeous shingle-style house overlooking the Long Island Sound in Greenwich, Connecticut, that caught my eye. It’s a newly built home designed by Douglas VanderHorn Architects with classic details.
A Shingle-and-Stone Home by VanderHorn Architects
The architect says:
This late Shingle Style Residence offers impressive views of the Long Island Sound. The stone base, blue shingles, and hipped natural shingle roof create a distinctive composition reminiscent of an architectural precedent nearly one hundred years old.
The Living Room:
“The Living and Dining Rooms feature subtly elegant paneling and decorative plaster mouldings.”
The Cherry-Paneled Drawing Room:
“Six bedrooms feature custom mouldings and finely detailed baths.”
One nook in the bedroom has a comfy windowseat. The other, a work space:
“Special attention was paid to the custom-designed interiors that continue the waterfront Shingle aesthetic.”
Rec Room with Built-in Bunks:
“The beadboard- and wood-clad lower-level recreational space have built-in bunk beds, a banquette and bar.”
A Blue Butler’s Pantry:
I like everything about this kitchen, including the pup! 🙂
“The overall form was established to ensure all rooms capture views of the Long Island Sound.”
“Paneled bay windows project onto the casual terrace beyond.”
The Back Elevation Facing the Water:
Even though this home is newly built, the design was influenced by classic shingle-style homes.
How beautiful are those windows? And I’m sure the water views from them don’t hurt, either. For more photos of the house (taken by Woodruff Brown), visit Douglas VanderHorn Architects. You should also check out interior decorator Lee Ann Thornton’s work. I think I’ve Pinned just about every photo from her portfolio! 🙂