Shingle-Style House, Guilford, CT
This scenic 4 acre site on a peninsula jutting into Long Island Sound has views in every direction. The house has two angled wings that radiate from the central hexagonal Family Room in order to take full advantage of these views of the rocky shoreline, Falkner's Island and the Sound.
The exterior materials used to create this traditionally detailed Shingle Style house are typical to the period houses in the area including cedar shakes and shingles, local Stoney Creek granite veneer and New York bluestone pavers.
Arranged in a single-loaded fashion, all of the principal rooms have views facing the water. The central Family Room is a two-story high space with heavy white oak beams, pickled white oak panelling and cabinetry.
This house has a geothermal heating system, radiant floor heat and icynene spray foam insulation insuring low energy costs in the future.