Old Greenwich Waterfront

When a neighbor’s house initially blocked the view of a tidal inlet to the Long Island Sound our team found a creative workaround. The result was a structure that was oriented around the remainder of the waterfront view while still honoring the neighboring home and property.

Gathering areas, such as the sunroom and dining room, were intentionally designed to take advantage of the inlet views while floor-to-ceiling windows and screen doors welcome in stunning natural light and curved walls escalate the impact of the scenery.


A simplified interior reflects the owner’s interests in modern photography and art with detailing covered by white-washed, exposed, wooden joists. A meandering core space of sliding glass studio panels to the view replaces a formal living room space.


The interior experience responds to the owner’s interests in modern photography and art

His-and-hers bathroom arrangements—which more clients than ever before are requesting—are juxtaposed with a single standing tub as the room’s centerpiece. The muted subtlety of this room reflects the simplistic minimalism throughout the rest of the residence.

Contrasting the indoor theater, the outdoor space was to be a vivid and summery oasis complete with an inground swimming pool, an in-ground jacuzzi, an outdoor bar, outdoor television, and a custom firepit—all within feet of the calm and tranquil tidal inlet.

To combat the sightline of the neighboring house, we created a two-sided walkthrough fireplace and screened porch. This addition created a stronger semblance of privacy, solitude, and quietness.

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