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2016 Tour Homes

Our 2016 span four centuries -- from 1765 to 2016. 






Fabulous photos brought to you by Jane Beiles Photography. Jane Beiles, a New Canaan resident since 2001 and married mother of three, has served as the official photographer for The Darien House Tour:  Homes with Heart since its inception in 2015.  Jane is a regular contributor to The New York Times and her work has been published by Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, dwell, HGTV Magazine as well as dozens of other national and regional media.  She specializes in architecture, interiors, food and travel photography.  Follow her on social media for updates including the latest news and frames from our tour!  Facebook / Houzz / Twitter / Instagram



The Eben Hawley House 1765

This house was built in 1765 in Trumbull, Connecticut and has served many purposes over its 2 1/2 century life -- tavern, town hall, birthplace to a famous scientist, lodge for revolutinary war soldiers, and, of course, home to Conecticut families.  Moved to Darien in 1961, it has been renovated and expanded with an eye towards preserving its original charm while modernizing for the 21st century.  

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography. 


The New General Store at Ring's End Landing

This circa 1797 home was Darien's general store at Ring's End landing, located at the harbor and center of commerce during the early 19th century.   After hurricane Sandy, this home was completely redone by Chris Pagliaro of Pagliaro, Bartels, Sajda Architects and S&W Builders.  Winner of the Home Building Industry Award's 2015 Project of the Year and Best New/Old Remodel, this historic home is beautiful inside and out.

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography. 

The House on the Hill

This home was originally a hunting lodge, built in 1850.  It sat on a 96 parcel of land known as Althea Farm, which was a dairy farm.  Over time, this hunting lodge has been expanded into a summer retreat and now, a beautiful home complete with pool built by Cutting Edge Pools, pool house designed by Robert A. Cardello Architects, and landscape designed by Carol Guthrie.  With its many changes, this English country house, built of fieldstone and wood, still retains the beautiful character of 1850.  

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography. 

Fabulous Georgian Revival

This unparalled home was designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White in 1908. Recently renovated by Architect Peter Pennoyer and Designer Katie Ridder of New York, with construction by Hobbs, Inc. of New Canaan, every detail is exquisite in this home.  With its stunning art collection, curated by Kay Childs of Topal Childs Art Advisory, and spectacular outdoor design by landscape architect Janice Parker, this home is a don't miss! 

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles, Eric Piasecki (interior) and Neil Landino (exterior).  

Modern Pool House Meets Frazier Peters Classic

This fabulous new pool house is ready for summer fun at this 1938 Frazier Peters home. Together Paulo Vicente of Vicente Burin Architects, Corey Fogg of Better Home Building Associates,  Jan and Michael Engstrom of L&L Evergreen landscapers, and Robin Liotta of HB home have created the perfect property for year round - a home that honors the traditions of the past and pays tribute to the future.  There's even a mirror that retracts at the touch of a button to reveal a TV by Acoustic Blueprint. COOL!

Photos courtesy of Vicente Burin Architects. 

Ultra Modern in Darien

This stunning contemporary was designed by Brooklyn-based su11 architecture+design and completed in 2011 by HOBI award winning Prutting & Company of New Canaan. This residence was purposefully designed around entertaining, hospitality, family and friends. Open spaces, natural materials, the expansive use of glass and decorating touches by Marina Kortekaas of En Vue

Staging make this a one of a kind in Darien!

This house is currently listed for sale by Molly O'Brien Wakins of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty

Photos courtesy of Dennis Carbo. 


Scotts Cove Sanctuary 

This spectacular Scotts Cove waterfront home and property was built in 2014 by Paul Tallman of Southport.  The beautiful

property, designed by Alice Eckerson of Eckerson Design Associates and executed by landscaper Chris McGoldrick of the Growing Concern, is like no other in Darien. With water views from nearly every spot in the house, it is a rare beauty.  

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography. 


Easy Living

This thoughtfully designed home may just be the house of the future.  By combining traditional and stately architecture with an open, contemporary floor plan, Kensett has designed a home that suits today's lifestyles.  Offering maintenance-free living with resort-like amenities, it is the perfect home without the headaches!

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography. 


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