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Residence M is situated on peninsula extending into Long Island Sound and all of its rooms face the magnificent ocean views on three sides of the property.

The structure is located in the Shippan neighborhood of Stamford, whose homes were mostly erected at the turn of the 20th century in a Mediterranean Revival style. In designing the new residence, Elena Kalman, AIA, opted for a contextual approach, borrowing the rooflines and some of the details from historic houses in the area.

Since the house is located in a flood zone, it had to be designed to accommodate the higher flood plain elevations. As a result, Elena Kalman was able to locate the garage under the house itself and conceal it with terraced gardens.

This deceivingly ‘traditional’ home has many energy saving features, including geothermal heat.