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

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2018 Homes 

 

Award-Winning Modern Makeover
 

This modern home designed by Amanda Martocchio Architecture of New Canaan has been awarded two awards by Cottages & Gardens – one for design and one for architecture. The century-old home on the waters of Darien underwent a complete transformation from dated, yet with fabulous views, to contemporary, open and fresh, with no-fuss maintenance and an efficient floor plan.    

Photos by Michael Biondo Photography

Eclectic Mediterranean 
 

This spectacular waterfront mediterranean villa was designed circa-1925 by the same architect who designed the Wee Burn clubhouse.  It was recently renovated and expanded, becoming an eclectic masterpiece reflecting masterful design by Paulo Vicente of Vicente-Burin Architects and Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret LTC interior design, plus the owners' personal style and love for entertaining friends.  This home is chic, fun and playful inside and out.  

Photos by Robert Grant (exterior) and Tim Williams (interior).

Four Seasons of Fun!
 

This fabulous 2007 family home was recently transformed into a dream sports complex for all seasons for this athletic family of five by architect Louise Brooks of Brooks & Falotico, interior designer Tori Legge of Sirling Mills Interior Design, and Fox Hill Builders.  The fabulous addition is designed for fun with pool table, ping pong table and golf simulator, not to mention a sports locker room, overlooking a back yard with hockey rink, sports court and brand new pool house.  Plus, fabulous artwork from Heather Gaudio Fine Art and more. You've got to see it to believe it!  

Photos by Jennifer Holt

 

Richard Meier Masterpiece
 

Known as "The Smith House", this home overlooking Long Island Sound is described as "Important, Iconic, and World Recognized." Designed by acclaimed Architect Richard Meier, the home reflects his philosophy:  "Openness and clarity are design aesthetics that represent American architecture at its best, and they are the principles that I hope to bring to every design endeavor."  The home features interior design by Mark P. Finlay Interiors.  

 

Tina Anastasia, Partner of Mark P. Finlay Interiors and her team share with us a thoughtful viewpoint that honors and highlights the home's incredibly unique design and its equally fabulous landscape, while also providing an alluring backdrop for living and entertaining.  

Elegant and Fresh New Colonial
 

This brand new construction was designed by Lance Zimmerman of Zimmerman Architecture and decorated by Julie Nightingale of Nightingale Design.  The result is a home that is perfect for this family of four which includes two young girls and a dog.  The traditional, yet transitional, colonial combines great design with beautiful craftsmanship.    

 

Photos by Jane Beiles

Edgy in Tokeneke
 

This Tokeneke home was built in the 1960’s but looks nothing like it did at the time thanks to the vision of its current owners who undertook three renovations.  With the help of Architect Michell Wilk, builder Murphy Brothers, and designer Kaitlin Kniffen, this home was transformed over five years from “super weird” ranch to family-friendly, gorgeous and edgy home for five people … plus two dogs and a bunch of chickens!  

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