At the crest of Southport’s Harbor Road just beyond the Pequot Yacht Club, an historic landmark Italianate home commands unparalleled views—all beautiful, from the expansive Country Club to one of the Northeast’s most picturesque harbors. The stately, circa 1854 home offers every luxurious amenity of the twenty-first century while retaining the distinctive grace of yesteryear. The spacious flow of large, bright and airy rooms with high ceilings is ideal for today’s lifestyle and entertaining expectations. The L-shaped great room, with its curved wall of windows, has the feel of a solarium as it combines a top-drawer kitchen, an attractive informal dining area, and a cozy family room; needless to say, all offer spectacular views. The living room features coffered ceilings, niche cupboards and expansive corner views of the harbor, where you can see boats making their way along Long Island Sound. The paneled library with fireplace is a delightful retreat.
On the second floor is a gracious master bedroom suite with corner views, his-and-her baths, large sitting room/office and balcony/deck, plus three additional bedrooms. The third floor has two more bedrooms, a deck, and a large cedar closet. The adjacent renovated garage/carriage house includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bath—an ideal guest cottage.
At 1.86 acres, Southport Harbor’s largest waterfront property is outfitted with a dock, a pool, and a guest house, just to make sure everything is complete.
Clever space solutions at the recent Architectural Digest Home Design Show.
The versatile “Crescendo Table” is a coffee table that can be raised to a choice of heights up to 28¾ inches for a work space and converted to a dining table with a top that pivots 90 degrees and doubles in size to seat six. The basic table top is 43.25 by 27.5 in an ebony-stained oak graphite or glossy black or white lacquer, all with lacquered base. Ligne Roset, 250 Park Ave. S. or 155 Wooster St., NYC; lignerosetny.com
Morgan Interior Design + Architecture partners with Godwin Residential Construction to create environments and enhance existing walls with photographs and/or renderings of architectural elements, such as windows with views, elegant paneling and molding or a fireplace. 215 East 58th St., NYC; mciver-morgan.com
The table setting by Resource Furniture at the “Dining by Design” exhibition was a real crowd pleaser, especially with the background space designed to simulate seaside living. Artist Marie Aiello was commissioned to create a video with the theme of “bioluminescence,” shimmering waves glittering like diamonds under a full moon (a vision inspired by her travels sailing the waters in exotic locales). The screen was a concealed, energy-saving, high-definition LED video monitor, 22 feet long and 8.5 feet high, that uses less electricity than a handheld hair dryer. 969 Third Ave., NYC; resourcefurniture.com