William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Modern Barn-Style Home Inspired by Renowned Architect Richard Meier

Award-winning design mirrors classic farm structures in Lyme, Conn. with a unique, contemporary twist 

Lyme, Conn. – April 26, 2016 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a modern barn-style home designed to reflect the work of famed American abstract architect and artist Richard Meier. The construction of this agricultural-inspired, contemporary residence was honored with the American Institute of Architects’ Connecticut Award in 1994 for its design excellence. Essex agent Janet Peckinpaugh and Old Lyme agent Sue Cohn Darmon have the listing, which is located in Lyme, Conn., and offered at $1,449,000.

Award-winning architect Richard Meier is most known for his geometric designs and prominent use of the color white. Norwalk-based Beinfield Architecture, formerly known as Beinfield Wagner Architects, followed a similar approach when building 15 Selden Road. Using a combined focus on modern roots, cultural allusions and custom approaches, the local building firm successfully created a distinct structure that catered to its clients’ desire for a contemporary home that blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings.

Completed in 1992, this three-bedroom, three and a half-bath home rests peacefully on its over 11 acres of sweeping land and lush meadow. Natural light floods into the house, which features a simple, timeless white façade and floor-to-ceiling windows to embrace its surrounding pastoral land neighboring the Connecticut River. Numerous high quality features and details include a fireplace with marble hearth, gallery-like great room that leads to a large flagstone patio, hardwood floors, ten-foot ceilings and a finished lower level with potential for an artist’s studio or workout/playroom. The master bedroom suite has a balcony with seasonal water views, a large walk-in closet and full bathroom. Two additional bedrooms and a bathroom complete the second floor.

“The location of the residence is ideal,” said Peckinpaugh. “Not only does the over 11-acre property epitomize New England beauty, but it also offers complete privacy within walking distance to Selden Landing, a 2.5 acre preserve with waterfront access along Selden Cove on the Connecticut River. Here, residents can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, hiking and even nearby riding trails.”

“This home is truly a work of art,” said Darmon. “Meier would be proud of this architectural landmark—one of the most exceptional residential treasures in town.”

For more information on the property, located at 15 Selden Road, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Janet Peckinpaugh

Real Estate Agent




Sue Cohn Darmon

Real Estate Agent



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