A Strikingly Modern New Preston Home Lists for $12.9M

The house perched above Lake Waramaug in New Preston was designed by architect Steven Haas. Architect Steven Haas brought a strikingly modern sensibility to a dwelling that loosely evokes the kind of Italian villas you might see lining the shores of Lake Como. The New Preston home, newly listed for $12.9 million, overlooks Lake Waramaug, with indoor and outdoor spaces designed to romance its views onto the water, sky and heavily wooded 11-acre spread. Haas deployed barrel shapes to soften the soaring ceilings, many of them constructed in glass, along with floor-to-ceiling, mahogany-framed window walls throughout both the house and the one-bedroom guesthouse. The four-bedroom main house also offers a solarium, a covered dining pavilion and an expansive deck that runs its entire length. Peter Klemm of Klemm Real Estate has the listing.

The home features unique architecture. Windows function as walls, allowing natural light to fill the room. The kitchen becomes part of the open floor plan. The dining room looks onto a beautiful view. Outdoor seating becomes one with the natural world. The sunroom features an assortment of plants. A pool sits outside the home.