Ocean Home

Oct/Nov 2015

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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36 O C E A N H O M E M A G . C O M | O c t o b e r + N ov e m b e r 2 0 1 5 A sk Peter Cadoux to design a coastal or country home, large or small, classic or contemporary, and his central philosophy – that thoughtful design should enhance people's everyday lives – will come shining through. "Once a home is completed," he says, "the greatest satisfaction for me is to witness the way in which my clients interact in their new home. "Each and every home I design is customized for a particular lifestyle and detailed in a particular way to enrich their daily experience. at's what I love about what I do, and what I expect to see at the end of every project." While many architects move swiftly onto their next commission, Cadoux has become friends with the owners of this elegant waterfront home in Westport, Conn., and loves calling by to see how they are enjoying it. "e home is set on a navigable inlet with stunning views of Long Island Sound," says Cadoux. "ere's an outdoor covered porch at the back, a beautiful lawn, a seawall, sandy beach and deep- water boat dock. "e couple has a sailboat and a powerboat; they love the water and teaching their two young twin boys to sail. It's a wonderful, active and outdoor lifestyle. It's a full-time home, but it's like they're on vacation every time they come home." And that's exactly what his client – who works in the financial sector and moved from the countryside of England to a new life on the coast of New England – wanted for his wife and family. "e owners were comfortably familiar with a more formal English Cotswolds vernacular," says Cadoux, "and desired a home that subtly addressed their love of steeply pitched roofs, prominent chimneys and arched doorways. "But they also wanted the clean lines of a New England beach house with the details and interiors. is Coasting P E T E R C A D O U X Home front Architect Peter Cadoux gave the front of the house a timeless symmetry with natural wood shingles and tall stone chimneys.

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