An Almost Dream Home

I finally had a chance during the flights to and from New York to catch up on a few magazines I’d had lying around all summer. One of them was the New York edition of Luxe, and when I landed on the feature of this Westport, CT home, my jaw dropped. This custom home was built in two years, but has so many amazing details that makes it feel like it’s been in a family for much, much longer. I mean, look at this entry way, with its rough cut tiles and the paneling detail in the archways!

I particularly like that the home strikes such a great balance between elegant but casual and comfortable. I think it’s the mix of dramatic elements and neutral, soft colors.

This kitchen though. It slays me. The owners wanted a walk-in refrigerator (of course they did!), so the architects installed one with an industrial-inspired latch, like those you might’ve seen on old iceboxes at the turn of the century. The cabinetry throughout other parts of the kitchen got similar hardware. I’m obsessed with it. To know me is to know my love of industrial-inspired-meets-luxe kitchens, like this.

Check out more of the home, including it’s beautiful exteriors and backyard terrace, right here:

That cupola! And a gravel drive, natch.

The backyard terrace is on multiple levels, which divides up the space nicely, and also ensures that the pool wouldn’t be in the way of the ocean views. Look at all those windows and French doors along the back of the house! Can you imagine the natural light in this place?

The height of elegant, modern drama. Seriously. I love those dining chairs. Such a pretty shape to them, and timeless too!

A grown up bedroom to be sure. Fur on a chaise. Pretty antiques. Casement doors that look out over the water. I could handle waking up here everyday.

I think this house wowed me so much because I have a major obsession with good natural light, casement windows, French doors, neutrals, and collected objects. Put it all together in such a refined, pretty space, and wowza! But let’s be real — I don’t even want to think about what this house cost to build and furnish.

What about you? Could you move right in?

{Image Credits: Keith Scott Morton for Luxe Magazine New York}

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  1. 9.11.12
    Eleanor said:

    I’m not a huge fan of the outside (a bit too close to McMansion for my taste) but that kitchen really is lovely. Especially the curved, tiled walls! And I love the dining chairs, too :)

  2. 9.11.12

    I could move in in a millisecond. So gorgeous! I love the new mixed with the old, the soft colors and the views. So pretty…

  3. 9.11.12

    oh dear lord… dream home is RIGHT

  4. 9.11.12
    Drew said:

    This home is gorgeous but I prefer small and cozy! I can’t imagine a night having to sleep in this big thing alone!

  5. 9.11.12
    rita said:

    um, that bathtub! the tub of my dreams!!!!!

  6. 9.11.12
    christin said:

    I love Westport so I obviously love this mansion. A lot.

  7. 9.11.12
    Betsy said:

    The windows and doors get me too–great inspiration for a house we’re planning to build! Thanks for the post–it’s going to show my husband that you can mix modern doors with antiques and other worldly goods we’ve collected from our travels :)

  8. 9.11.12
    Hitha said:

    I need this house. I’m willing to wait. What a stunner.

  9. 9.11.12
    Alyssa said:

    OMG! When can I move in?! That house is amazing!

  10. 9.11.12
    Carolyn said:

    Oh, Westport. Even aside from the house itself, that area is so gorgeous you can’t NOT want to live there!

    I adore the industrial/luxe vibe of the house; I would totally stay there on a (looong) vacation, but I think I would eventually need some warmth in there to make it really feel like home.

  11. 9.11.12

    So I guess the cost+size+labor makes it your “almost” dream home? I require a home with character, and this one has loads. The backyard view has to be my favorite. It’s just plain gorgeous.

  12. 9.11.12


    There is even a dome… wow.

  13. 9.11.12
    the NOW said:

    Wow I would love b&w floors like that and I looove the kitchen. I wouldn’t mind taking a bath and having that view out my window either!! xoox

  14. 9.11.12

    Yes! That place is breath taking! I’m with you. That fridge and kitchen are spectacular.

  15. 9.12.12
    julia said:

    wow, absolutely stunning!