Haddam, CT

This 5-bedroom house sits at the cusp of a beautifully wooded slope that sweeps playfully down to the idyllic Connecticut River.  The home was thoughtfully situated to maximize both scenic water and storybook woodland views while minimizing utility and site access costs.  The floor plan was efficiently organized to minimize circulation space while maximizing living space, openness, and sightlines to the exterior.  The Kitchen is gracious and accommodating; the Great Room is dramatic and welcoming; and the Bathrooms are elegant and serene.  The Bedrooms have wonderful views, lots of walk-in closet space, and spatial flexibility.  The second floor benefits from a conveniently located Laundry Room and an inspiring balcony with breathtaking views across the river valley.  The first floor is enhanced by a formalized Entry in addition to a functional Mudroom with delightful Breezeway access to the Garage.  Glass doors across the southwest façade allow free-flowing indoor-outdoor access from the Great Room, Dining Room, and Office.  The home was strategically planned and articulated to accommodate future balconies, pool, and full-height finished basement while managing to blend carefully crafted details with very economical fixtures and finishes. (Photos by Caryn B. Davis)