of Lila Delman Real Estate
Built in 1975, the home won an AIA award for Best Vacation
We love to ogle interesting real estate in our House of the Day
column, but it can be hard to find truly unique properties. And
while we love a steady stream of
Victorians, and the like, it’s also fun to find homes that
make you stop and look again.
That’s the case with this
three-bedroom, two-bath contemporary in Rhode Island. The
1,412-square-foot house is located on Block Island, a vacation
retreat 14 miles east of Montauk Point, and it was designed in 1975
by architect Christopher H.L. Owen. It received an American
Institute of Architects First Honor Award for Best Vacation House,
in no small part thanks to the property’s sweeping island
But the design is also intriguing—curving, elongated towers
sit on either side of walls of windows that make the center of the
home look like a glassy jewelry box. The living room features
double-height ceilings and an open layout with views out to a patio
for lounging or dining. The bedrooms are long and narrow with
windows to let in light, and the home sits on 3.2 acres of mature
trees and a grassy lawn.
Ready to go all-in on your own island retreat?
924 Off Coast Guard Road is on the market now for
Island views include grassy lawns, mature trees, and boats in the
The living room features double-height ceilings and large windows
with views to the 3.2-acre property.
The open floor plan places the kitchen adjacent to the living room.
A narrow bedroom has windows that look onto the glassy living room
The patio has space for lounge chairs and a dining room table.
Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Glass-walled contemporary on Block Island asks .6M