The River House

Westport, Connecticut
Builder
  • Signature Builders
Photographer
Location
  • Westport, Connecticut
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 3200
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • This 1950's Contemporary was resurrected into an upscale, energy efficient, modern river-front retreat for a well-traveled Australian couple. The front maintains it’s Contemporary roots while the back, facing the river, exposes a more modern expanse of glass walls. Large openings of both folding and lift and slide doors create a complete indoor- outdoor lifestyle. The interior spaces are stripped down to the bare essentials of glass, white walls and natural wood.

    Simple, yet unique, custom details portray the owners interest in different materials, color and artistic form. A free flowing custom fiberglass kitchen counter anchors itself to the ceiling while creating a portal between dining and kitchen areas. An artist’s original painting is superimposed onto a multi sliding screen wall- providing both privacy and large scale art seen from second floor office to loft space below.

    Triple glazed windows and doors, electric air source heat pumps, super insulation and solar panels on the roof were essential elements of the design for meeting Energy Star Certification. The many rooms of different heights and volumes flow into each other and keep the attention focused on what matters: The bold and ever changing green and blue landscape of the trees, sky and water.

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    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Trees, Hardscapes, Walkways, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Gardens, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, and Metal Fences, Wall. Exterior view from the river Photo  of The River House

    Exterior view from the river

    Modern home with Outdoor and Front Yard. Front/entry approach  with  new screen wall detail over  exist window  Photo 2 of The River House

    Front/entry approach with new screen wall detail over exist window

    Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Light Hardwood Floor, End Tables, Table, and Chair. view from new living room towards river Photo 3 of The River House

    view from new living room towards river

    Modern home with Outdoor, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Raised Planters, and Back Yard. View from exterior to interior with open doors Photo 4 of The River House

    View from exterior to interior with open doors

    Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Recessed Lighting, Sofa, Pendant Lighting, Bench, Two-Sided Fireplace, and Light Hardwood Floor. View from open kitchen /dining area toward living room and stairs Photo 5 of The River House

    View from open kitchen /dining area toward living room and stairs

    Modern home with Living Room, Bench, Coffee Tables, Sofa, End Tables, Chair, Two-Sided Fireplace, and Recessed Lighting. View from living room to front entry door and upper baclony Photo 6 of The River House

    View from living room to front entry door and upper baclony

    Modern home with Office, Study, and Light Hardwood Floor. View form second floor office  to living room below (through  sliding art panel doors) Photo 7 of The River House

    View form second floor office to living room below (through sliding art panel doors)

    Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wood Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, Range, Recessed Lighting, Refrigerator, Light Hardwood Floor, Range Hood, and Drop In Sink. View of dining and kitchen area Photo 8 of The River House

    View of dining and kitchen area

    Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Range, Range Hood, Wood Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Metal Backsplashe, Recessed Lighting, and Drop In Sink. Detail of dining area to kitchen Photo 9 of The River House

    Detail of dining area to kitchen

    Modern home with Bath Room, Porcelain Tile Floor, Drop In Sink, Freestanding Tub, Engineered Quartz Counter, Open Shower, Recessed Lighting, Accent Lighting, Porcelain Tile Wall, and One Piece Toilet. Bathroom detail Photo 10 of The River House

    Bathroom detail

    Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wood Cabinet, Metal Backsplashe, Range Hood, Recessed Lighting, Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, and Drop In Sink. Kitchen detail Photo 11 of The River House

    Kitchen detail

    Modern home with Storage Room and Shelves Storage Type. Pantry Detail Photo 12 of The River House

    Pantry Detail

    Modern home with Bath Room, Engineered Quartz Counter, Porcelain Tile Floor, Drop In Sink, Open Shower, Recessed Lighting, Freestanding Tub, Wall Lighting, One Piece Toilet, and Porcelain Tile Wall. Bathroom Detail Photo 13 of The River House

    Bathroom Detail

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