Presented by the First Congregational Church of Darien, 14 Brookside Road, Darien, CT  06820, darienhousetour@gmail.com

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2017 Homes

 

Island Sanctuary
 

This 2009 shingle and stone home boasts its very own 7.1 acre island.  One of the largest waterfront properties in Darien, the home is open and airy with water views from every room.  Much of the furniture has been collected over the years as the house is filled with both antique and modern pieces.  There is also an impressive artwork collection including oil paintings from Alfred Chadbourn and Bob Kuhn and collages from Olivia Munro from ARC Galleries in Fairfield.  Originally part of the Weed estate, the owners have uncovered many artifacts from the original settlers.  With a dock, pool and extensive gardens, this spectacular waterfront paradise exudes casual coastal elegance.  

        

Thank you to our sponsors:

William Pitt Sotheby's

R R Builders

Ben Larrabee Fine Art Portrait Photography

ARC Galleries

 

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography. 

Eclectic Surprise
 

This French inspired brick home is full of unexpected but welcome surprises inside.  Marisa Perkins of M. West Designs uses high lacquer paints mixed with textured grass cloths, pops of orange and purple, "hollywood" drapes mixed and antique treasures.  The result is bold and beautiful.  Not to mention the luxurious closet by California Closets and the brand new pool house by Dodaro Architects.  

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

California Closets 

M West Designs

Dodaro Architects

 

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography. 

 

 

 

 

Historic Barn Renovation
 

Once a barn belonging to the Waterbury family’s farm on Hollow Tree Ridge Road, this modern home would be unrecognizable to the pre-Revolutionary War family. In 1820, the two-story barn was converted to the living room and family room of a home, keeping the original beams intact. Six years ago, the current homeowners bought the house turned the vintage bones of this much loved family home into a tony (chic) masterpiece with the help of Bo Malpass of Warrington Homes and Sidney Marshmann of Sidney Marshmann Designs.  Modern meet antique.  

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Sidney Marshmann Designs

Tripodi Landscaping

 

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography. 

 

Elegant in Tokeneke
 

This magnificent new home in the heart of Tokeneke was designed by architect Daniel Conlon and completed in 2016.  The home boasts stately details such as deep crown mouldings and arched French doors, decorated with the owners personal collection of antiques and a collection of treasured paintings.  The home has a traditional asthetic, with a design for modern living.  The thirteenth home designed by the owner, she seems to have gotten it right!  

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Daniel Conlon Architects

 

Photos courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography. 

 

Farmhouse Chic
 

Sleek, modern sophistication meets farmhouse simplicity in this exceptional new home built by architect/builder Renato Gasparian with interior design by Amy Walton and Kristin Davidsson of Atkinson Reilly Design.  Two of the most noteworthy rooms in the house - the octagonal "lounge" with glass floor, providing a view to the wine cellar below, and the basement playroom by Smart Playrooms, complete with climbing wall, vet station and general store.   Thanks to the stunning new pool by Swimm Pools, the outside is just as fabulous as the inside!  

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Atkinson Reilly Design

Renato Gasparian Associates LLC

Smart Playrooms

Swimm Pools

 

Garden Oasis
 

This year the tour should really be called a house and garden tour as we are featuring the gardens of this fabulous shingle style home by Thompson and Raissis Architects, completed in 2005.  The gardens were designed and are maintained by the master gardener-owner.  While you're looking through the gardens, don't forget to look up and appreciate the many birds and critters that flock to enjoy the natural surroundings she has created!

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Thompson and Raissis Architects

 

Photos by Keith Scott Morton. 

Meetinghouse Restoration
 

The First Congregational Church of Darien Meetinghouse dates back to 1837 and is a historic landmark.  The Meetinghouse was closed during the summer of 2016 following the discovery of major failures in the structural system during an inspection. Over six+ months the the attic and roof were stabilized and the building restored to its original condition by Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, speciaists in the restoration, preservation and adaptive re-use of period structures. The Congregation is once again able to occupy their Meetinghouse.  Services 8:30 and 10:00 on Sundays.  

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Kronenberger & Sons Restoration

2017 Program
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