Modern Redding, CT Home with Impressive Views Zooms onto the Market

Typically, September is the month when we get back to work, trading flip-flops for real shoes and the beach for the office or classroom. Not so, 2020. As the seasons change, many of us are staying put, working and learning from home, at least part-time. Finding rooms that are great for video conferencing is important, whether that means projecting a backdrop featuring an envy-inducing seascape or something much simpler. A couple of pro tips for just that: “You are curating the view that your callers will see so that it reflects who you are,” says James Veal, founder and principal of the architecture and interior design studio Stewart-Schäfer, who also built DistanceDesigns, a division focusing on creating agile workspaces for less density and disease prevention. “We recommend having meetings in front of a wood-paneled wall or sitting in front of a wall with some artwork.”

Let’s face it: bookcases are great, but nothing says “I’m the boss” like a baller view, casually visible over your shoulder as you log into a Zoom meeting. A peek across your pool terrace is a power move, and that’s what’s provided by this resort-like modern in Redding, Connecticut. The pool in question is a beauty, lined on one side with an alleé of trees and framed by a modern terrace, with a built-in, 20-foot-long, hand-poured concrete table. All of this is on view from the lofty office space with a glass wall opening onto a balcony. Indeed, the circa-2017 home has retractable NanaWalls throughout, erasing the boundaries between inside and out. And it’s being sold furnished—move in over Labor Day and you can zoom into September in style.

Denise Gannalo of William Raveis has the $2.95 million listing.