$3M shoreline CT home with traditional front, ultra-modern back has ‘dual personalities’

Gladys T. Black

Looking at the façade of the home on 11 Dennis Road in Old Lyme, its face seems par for the course with New England architecture. Head to the back house, and it looks like a three-story modern mansion collided with its Colonial front. 

Listed for $3 million, the Old Lyme home has a modern interior with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and 4,344 square feet. According to the listing, the first floor contains a “gallery with a hot tub looking onto the pool” and Long Island Sound. The three bedrooms on the first floor all open up to the home’s deck and overlook the pool, the listing notes. 

The main level of the home is where the living room, dining room and kitchen are located, according to the listing, and a “wall of windows” looks out onto the Sound. Also on the main level are an “eating deck” off of the dining room, the listing notes, as well as a laundry room and a powder room. 

The entire third level contains the home’s main bedroom, according to the listing, which has a balcony that leads up to the roof or down to the pool, a sitting room and closets hidden behind glass doors. 


Past the pool deck outside the home, the listing notes that there is a private walkway that leads directly to the beach. 

The home was designed by Bruce Beinfield and Beinfield Architecture, which has designed several Connecticut properties including the SoNo Hotel in South Norwalk, Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk and Bar Rosso in Stamford. 

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