2015 Tour Homes
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This Northern Darien Federal style house was designed by Architect Mark Finlay and Interior Designer Bunny Williams and evokes Southern charm at its best. The house features not only stunning classical interior spaces, but also a brand new pool house with exterior gardens by Eckerson Design and Odd Job Landsacaping.
It's all in the details!
This Darien Colonial has been beautifully renovated by Liesegang Building and Remodeling and meticulously decorated by Interior Designer Karen Perry. The Kitchen by Deane is just one of the many rooms that feature fabulous tiles, countertops, fabrics, wall coverings, light fixtures, furniture, rugs and more, creating the perfect "transitional" space. Just wait until you see the home gym!
This Long Neck Point gem has beautiful new bones and modern elements, maximizing the breathtaking water views. Designed and built by Darien local, Bo Malpass, with extraordinary interior and landscape design by Sidney Marshman Design, this inviting house was built on the simplest forms of light and texture. In this house, Malpass and Marshman have perfected the equation for mixing materials, using warm wood and cool stone to form a well balanced and harmonius home that you will never want to leave.
Fieldhouse of Dreams
This brand-new field house is set behind one of Darien's most gracious homes and features an indoor pool, squash court, bowling alley, exercise room, game room, kitchen, bunk room and more. Designed by Louise Brooks of Brooks & Falotico and built by Fox Hill Builders, this is truly a spectacular space.
Artist's Retreat by the Water
What might look from the outside like a traditional colonial is anything but on the inside. This graciously appointed house, designed in 2012 by architect Bruce Beinfeld and built by Kerschner Development, overlooks the water and provides an extraordinary background for the homeowner's striking artwork. Decorated by Dovecote’s Brooke Crew, is the perfect mix of modern and classic ... you will be mezmorized by this house atop a hill.
Open House at ABC
9 to 11 a.m.
Please stop by for coffee and a "pit stop" and see the new ABC House (A Better Chance of Darien). Ring's End and Fox Hill Builders generously donated time and materials to building this home and Designer Karen Perry generously furnished it. See the home of our six amazing Darien High School students who visit us from underserved areas.
Open House at Art Barn
1 to 3 p.m.
Please stop by the new Art Barn of Andrea Bonfils. This Barn, designed and built by Country Carpenters, provides the perfect setting for displaying her artwork - as well as eating dessert! Delicious treats will be provided by Kirby and Company, a new and much welcomed addition to the Darien's downtown. 15% of all artwork purchasers will go to our designated charitable beneficiaries!