A Rare Waterfront Home with Two Distinct Facades Lists in Old Lyme

Up the coastline of Connecticut in Old Lyme sits a unique Bruce Beinfield-designed contemporary, built in 1983. It blends architectural styles in a most unexpected way, and to call it home will cost $3 million.

The front façade takes its cues from Connecticut’s classic Colonial, with its 12-over-12 windows, steeply pitched roofline and all-white palette. But the backside, which looks out over Long Island Sound, is a study in cubes and glass, with multiple balconies and a dramatic three-story staircase leading to a rooftop deck.

Closer to the water, the lower-level deck offers a pool and spa. There’s also a private wooden walkway leading to the beach. All three bedrooms open to this floor, so a new owner can feel connected to the coast from morning until night, whether enjoying to outdoor spaces or simply lounging in bed.

Janet Peckinpaugh of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.