Two Must-See Fairfield County Listings Where Architecture Shines

Southport Home

Architect Mark Finlay designed a just-listed, $19.5-million home for clients who had been living in an Adirondack-style manse and wanted to repeat the experience in Southport—but with upgrades. Finlay complied with a nearly 16,000-square-foot estate, built on a property formerly owned by actor Jason Robards. The lawns slope down to a private beach, 200-foot-long pier and vintage, circa-1930s boathouse, with an infinity pool, cabana and tennis court along the way. The features inside the main house are too numerous to mention but a short list includes a wine cellar, a golf simulator room, a fitness center, a wood-paneled library and a four-season solarium. We’re also kind of crazy about the master suite with a sitting area, fireplace, balcony and an all-white dressing area with open shelving for shoes, clothes and other finery that reminds us of, say, Bergdorf Goodman. It’s offered by Andrew Whiteley with Al Filippone Associates at William Raveis Real Estate.

Greenwich Home

Architect and designer Louise Brooks, of Brooks & Falotico, was commissioned to renovate a historic home in Greenwich, just listed for $2,795 million. Built in 1796, the classic Colonial has retained its antique features and fixtures, including fancifully carved millwork, original fireplaces and a grand entry-hall staircase. But the 4,000-square-foot home also features a thoroughly modern open-plan kitchen addition with geometric ceilings and walls of glass. And on the nearly three-acre grounds, there’s a two-bedroom cottage and a two-story barn. It’s offered for $2,950,000 by Sharon Kinney and Margaret Vorder Bruegge of Douglas Elliman.