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

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Classic Reimagined
 

This outside of this 2015 home is fairly predictable -- a transitional colonial that fits perfectly in its well established Northern Darien neighborhood.  But it is full of surprises inside thanks to the creative genius of designer Lynne Scalo of Greenwich and Palm Beach. Lynne's design is sophisticated, glamorous and modern, while also classic, functional and family friendly.   The result is a timeless house that is striking to the viewer, but comfortable for its occupants.  

Photo by John Bessler

2019 Homes - stay tuned for sneak peaks of 2020 homes

 

A (Huge!) Room with a View
 

This 2017 modern farmhouse bears almost no resemblance to its original 50s ranch roots.  The home boasts a huge single space for living and entertaining.  Designed by Lynn Morgan, the space is simple, clean, airy, spacious, calm, full of light and has gorgeous views of the water.

 

Photo by Jane Beiles

Parlez-vous français?

This 1930s home is a French Normandy "castle" -- a style which was popular in the early 20th century.  The home has retained beautiful original details through an expansion and renovation while adding gorgeous design by Lynn Morgan (yes we have TWO Lynn Morgan Design homes!) which is typical of her style -- clean, crisp and fresh, with an infusion of color.  

Photo by Jane Beiles

Not Your Mother's Traditional
 

This new Greek Revival home takes tradition to a bold new level.  Missing are the grays and neutrals of the day and in their place are colors and patterns that create a fresh, youthful and lively twist on tradition.  Contemporary artwork and lacquered paints are combined with historical light fixtures and antique furniture.  And the outside is just as beautiful!

Photo by Jane Beiles

Tudor filled with Treasures
 

This 1920s tudor is filled with treasures of every kind -- family heirlooms, historical artifacts, and sports paraphernalia galore.  Guys if you only go in one house you'll want it to be this one!  

Photo by Elaine Lane

Room to Play

Floor hockey - check.  Billiards - check.  AstroTurf playroom - check.  Boating - check.  Air hockey - check.  Bar - check.  Movie theater - check.  This home was made for entertaining and fun of all kinds.  Plus fabulous architectural details and a park-like gorgeous setting. It's like being on vacation right here in Darien!

The Mather Homestead
 

The Darien House Tour:  Homes with Heart is 

excited to feature the Mather Homestead, built in 1778 by Deacon Joseph Mather of The First Congregational Church of Darien and owned by the Mather family through seven generations.  The home was generously donated by the family to the Mather Homestead Foundation in May, 2017. The Foundation will preserve the historic home as a museum for community education and enjoyment. Did you know that Stephen Mather was the founder of our modern day National Parks System? He and the Mather generations that followed were dedicated to environmental preservation and the public enjoyment of our nation's treasures. Now the Mather Homestead joins the list as a place to be treasured and enjoyed by the community. More information at matherhomestead.org.  

 

Photos by Abby Flanagan