All people like to think of their home as being one-of-a-kind—their own space that caters precisely to individual personalities, styles and needs. A distinct uniqueness is certainly built into these five residences located throughout Litchfield, Fairfield and Westchester Counties. From sweeping curves and walls of glass to spiral staircases, wraparound porches and rooftop lookouts, these homes use unusual architecture to become one with their natural surroundings, make their jaw-dropping presence known, and above all, leave an impression that is sure to last.
27 Holiday Point Road—Sherman, Conn.
This dramatic, custom-built contemporary home located in the premier Candlewood Lake community of Atchison Cove in Sherman, Conn., boasts beautiful architectural lines and curved walls of glass overlooking a large private pond. The thoughtfully crafted structure embraces the property’s scenic surrounding acres, successfully bringing the outdoors in with large expanses of windows to capture the exterior landscape. Inspired by Bauhaus, an art school in Germany known for its influence in modern design, architecture and art, this sun-filled residence contains a number of updated features, and provides ample opportunity for relaxation in complete, modern style. Also in Sherman, 23 Spring Lake Road offers a stunning interpretation of a modern mid-century home with undeniable stand-out features. Situated on over six acres of park-like grounds, the masterfully built home, which has two additions designed by renowned architect David Specter, similarly aims to welcome in its surroundings. A double-story glass living room, arched walls, open, airy spaces and a striking, semi-circular staircase are just some of the extraordinary features.
8 Deer Run—Rye Brook, N.Y.
A dramatic grand entry, soaring ceilings, magnificent windows and a generous floor plan all contribute to the outstanding atmosphere of this contemporary home in Rye Brook, N.Y. Located just steps away from a park and other town offerings, this sophisticated residence uses its curved walls to amplify its smooth flow, which provides great opportunity to appreciate its surrounding private sanctuary views. Multiple illuminating skylights, walls of windows and a wraparound deck further add to this scenic haven, while at the same time showcasing an inimitable architectural design.
191 Ridgebury Road—Ridgefield, Conn.
This Ridgefield, Conn. home is bound to leave a lasting impression on anyone who is fortunate enough to witness its brilliance firsthand. Constructed by world-renowned architect Raphael Vinoly, most known for his design of Jazz at Lincoln Center, a performance venue comprising part of Lincoln Center in NYC, the masterpiece is truly anything but ordinary. Breathtaking views of the property’s 16 acres, indoor and outdoor pools, a private tower and rooftop observation deck amid walls of glass and modern décor, are just a few of the artfully crafted qualities that encompass the home. The property even has potential for an equestrian facility across the street, where a 3,500 square-foot house, barn, stalls and riding area reside.
15 Harrows Lane—Purchase, N.Y.
A warm and welcoming home with a memorable architectural design rests in the private, gated community of Morningside in Purchase, N.Y. The residence is situated just minutes away from numerous country clubs, shopping and public transportation, yet still flawlessly savors its Zen-like setting, which overlooks a lovely pond and other appealing elements of nature. The modern residence includes a free-flowing, spacious floor plan featuring three fireplaces, wood floors, as well as a renovated kitchen, new roof and updated bathrooms. Sporting vivid architectural lines that without question make a statement, this Westchester County abode can’t be missed!