House on Holly Pond

Set on a low peninsula jutting into one of Long Island Sound’s many tidewater ponds, this new home recalls the aesthetic sensibilities of the houses built along Connecticut’s shoreline more than a century ago. The core of this 5,000 square foot shingle style house is an octagonal stair hall next to the main entry. Pin wheeling from this core, three wings extend outward and define the mass and profile of the house. On the inside, the wings divide the home into zones for entertainment, family activities and the garage; on the outside, they visually tie the house to the surrounding landscape.