The water views start at the front door, and that’s just part of the appeal of the Shingle-Style home at 8 Philips Lane. Walk through the double Dutch front door and look straight ahead to Long Island Sound. Step out onto the level lawn and you discover a private oasis — 165 feet of unobstructed views, beach access, and a shared deep-water dock.
It’s rare to find a right-sized family home with a view of the water from nearly every room, but that’s just what Austin Patterson Disston Architects created.
What the owners have loved about their home is that it feels like a vacation home. “It’s a wonderful place to escape from the chaos of the outside world.” Their favorite rooms are the kitchen and the adjacent screen porch, where they enjoy morning coffee, reading, and conversation. “On weekends, watching regattas and families enjoying every kind of water activity provides great entertainment.”
The perfectly proportioned and light-filled rooms, some with domed ceilings and circular windows, result in a home of unique charm and character. Part New England, but very much contemporary Rye, every room is well-loved and used, including the dining room, which flows to the outdoors. Covered patios in back stretch the length of the house.
The beauty is in the details — the transom lights, the simple elegance of the moldings and cabinetry. It’s a home to grow up in and remain, long past when the kids are up and out in the world. And you can be sure the kids will come back here.
Ellen Stern of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s is the listing agent.