Great homes and great design often go hand-in-hand. These three award-winning homes prove the adage is true – and the best part? You could have the cachet of saying you own one right now.
A 2022 HOBI Awards “Project of the Year” winner, this French Normandy-style estate by Hobbs Inc. Mackin Architects impresses in more ways than one. Sited on 27 magnificent acres in Greenwich, the nearly 15,000 square-foot residence was crafted from hand-honed granite and completed in 2020 “with the utmost discernment in its amenities and state-of-the-art technology,” according to listing agents Pamela Cunconan and Katie Schaller of Coldwell Banker Realty in Greenwich. Between the well-thought-out living spaces that manage to feel comfortable yet undeniably classic to its ingenious technology and standout features such as an interior pool and breathtaking gardens and grounds for every outdoor activity imaginable, the property epitomizes great design as innovative, beautiful, and functional.
88 Partrick Road
Connecticut is the site of another award-winning home on the market: this time, a contemporary architectural masterpiece in Westport by renowned architect Howard Lathrop (formerly with the Roche Dinkeloo firm). Brilliantly nestled into the hillside on three private acres, the legendary home manages to pack an array of singular elements into its 9,219 square feet – from a stunning two-story library that was inspired by the reading room in NYC’s Morgan Library to a 1,300+ bottle wine room and hidden cigar lounge. “Lathrop intentionally created a layout that doesn’t adhere to architectural definition,” says listing agent Cynthia Raney of Coldwell Banker Realty in Westport. “Intimate and inviting, yet grand enough to entertain on a large scale, every room has access to the outdoors, seamlessly blending indoor/outdoor living and allowing for an abundance of natural light.” Even more, there’s a stunning saltwater pool, spa, sauna, and yoga studio for the ultimate in wellness. One can immediately see why this stunning home earned an award from the Connecticut Home Building Industry in 2012 – the year it was completed.
300 River Bend Drive
Brought to life by acclaimed architectural designer Don Klinger and Heritage Builders in 2005 “with no expense spared,” according to listing agent Jennifer Debernardis, this exquisite award-winning architectural marvel in Enola, Pennsylvania offers a balance of impeccable design and front-row city and river views – “the finest in the Harrisburg area,” adds Debarndis. Set on 10 secluded mountain-side acres with southern exposures and within a private gated community, the all-natural stone and slate roof residence manages to impress with over 12,000 square feet, five bedrooms with 5 ensuite baths, four additional half baths, six fireplaces, five decks, patios or porches and walls of windows throughout to enhance breathtaking views. Impeccable detailing – from 200-year-old restored hand-laid hardwood floors and imported limestone floors from France to handcrafted millwork throughout – gives the entire residence a timeless elegance that simply cannot be replicated today.