In the quiet coastal town of Guilford, Connecticut, rests a small triangular structure set just a stone’s throw from the rocky shore. In the 1970s, New Haven native and architect Vincent C. Amore designed and built the seaside cabin with one goal in mind: to serve as a "third place," or rather, a place outside of home or work that could serve as a space where he could simply think.
To take advantage of the bucolic setting, Vincent—who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1958—crafted the cabin to sit gently at the edge of the water, where he and his family could continuously experience the ebb and flow of the tide. "The setting is constantly changing," he says. "The variability we have experienced in nature is mesmerizing."
While modest in size, the 1,149-square-foot home is well equipped for comfortable indoor/outdoor living, offering one bedroom, one and a half baths, and gathering areas that open up to a large deck overlooking the water. Expansive windows encasing the structure provide the interiors with an abundance of natural light, while also framing nearby beaches, including Circle Beach to the east and Grass Island to the west.
On the main level, polished hardwoods run throughout, contrasting with a black spiral staircase that provides access to the private wing. A broad stone fireplace stretches up to meet the double-height ceiling in the living room, enhancing the home’s overall sense of space. Also on this floor are the kitchen and a separate dining area, which sits adjacent to the deck.
After having relished the space for 50 years, the family is now seeking to pass it on. "We’ve been lucky to have enjoyed this setting for as long as we have," states Vincent. "It is now time for our beach home to inspire others." Scroll ahead to see more of the cabin, listed for $1,500,000.
136 Neck Road in Guilford, Connecticut, is currently listed for $1,500,000 by Carol Mancini and Ron Mazzacane of Sotheby's International Realty.
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