Athome Magazine Honors Greenwich Architect Douglas VanderHorn in 2017 Annual A-List Awards
VanderHorn's traditional design takes honors for the third time
VanderHorn took home the A-List award in the same category in 2015 for his Greenwich waterfront shingle home, and in 2012 for his beautiful French country estate design. In addition to receiving the top award in the largest A-List category, VanderHorn was also a finalist in the Living Space and Pool House categories.
Athome Magazine's A-List Awards showcases the best homes in New England and the architects and designers who create them. VanderHorn's designs have consistently proven to be among the most appreciated homes in New England.
VanderHorn's award-winning 10,400 square foot French Eclectic home, a beautiful waterfront sanctuary surrounded by evergreens and opening towards the Long Island Sound. Stylistically it follows French provincial precedents of limestone construction and also features a rustic wing adjoining the main house. The family spaces appear almost as a 400-year-old French Barn with wide-plank floors, heavy timbers, and reclaimed antique elements. The home benefits from modern innovations, including geo-thermal heating and cooling, LED lighting and smart-home functionality.
"With this home, my goal was to blend that historic provincial feel with a modern plan to take full advantage of the views of the sound" said VanderHorn. "From the street, the architecture is more regular and restrained, while the rear elevation is fully windowed, more playful, and incorporates a floral parterre, topiary gardens and terraces."
Athome honored the 2017 A-List award winners on September 13, in a gala event at the Palace Theatre in Stamford.
In addition to the athome award recognition, VanderHorn's colonial revival pool house was recently recognized at the Cottages & Gardens Innovation in Design Awards, presented by Room & Board Home Furnishings. Earlier this year, VanderHorn was also featured on the popular "New England Living" television show with host Parker Kelley, who on episode 9, visited Greenwich to take a look at its many stately and elegant homes and beautiful coastline. Most recently, VanderHorn was profiled in the September issue of Greenwich Magazine.