Thimble Island House

The group of islands in Long Island Sound that form the Thimble Islands are formed largely of the indigenous Stony Creek pink granite. In an attempt to achieve the client’s desire for a small, prominent waterfront home on one of these small islands, the building massing, floor plans and detailing are derivatives of historic Shingle Style residences.

As in similar style residences, the floor plans are organized about a centrally located monumental stair with the rooms interconnected to form a continuous interior space. Mahogany decking and railing encompasses the complete perimeter of the first floor. Sleeping areas on the second floor all share panoramic views of Long Island Sound. In keeping with the building’s historic lineage, the roof is clad with a zinc standing seam metal and features a large highly detailed brick chimney.

  • Date: December 23, 2013