Fairfield Beach

The narrow, deep and high flood risks were no match for these beachfront quarters. The architecture of this maritime mansion is a marriage of shingle-style and steamship. The structure is punctuated by a steep Dutch gambrel roof that does not overwhelm its grey ghostly profile. The short end of the house that faces the Long Island Sound is all glass–much of it frameless, silicone panels. The living room, which is dropped two steps, clears unobstructed beach and water views to complete this Captain’s getaway. In this oceanfront home, everything about the detailing and imagery suggests the sea.