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2 Sachem Road, Branford, CT, Connecticut 06405. Widely recognized as an architectural gem in the heart of Stony Creek, this exquisite and boldly modern, shingle-style home is a tour de force of light and space born by the collaborative vision of architects Sandra Vlock and Glenn Arbonies. In one bold move, the architects transformed the original turn-of-century house by realigning the "front" to span across a driveway: taking full advantage of its south-facing views overlooking the Thimble Islands and active village life. Generously proportioned front steps create a feeling of welcome. Pairs of French doors link the wide gallery-like hallway from front to back. The first-floor level includes two bedrooms with one en-suite bath, mud room and plenty of storage. Attention to detail and craftsmanship is everywhere in this 3,500 plus sf home: custom crown moldings, columns and high baseboards, Tischler tilt-turn windows and doors, horizontal reveals in the walls, built-in window seats, cabinetry throughout, maple floors with elegant walnut borders. The lighting is contemporary and a signature element to the interior and exterior. On the second-floor level is the breathtaking open-plan main living area with its large fireplace. Here dining, entertaining, and an over-sized gourmet kitchen enjoy a treehouse-like advantage looking out across the park and harbor beyond through an expanse of windows. The architects achieved a remarkable sense of scale and intimacy using detail and lighting in a dramatic, high-ceiling space that rises 24 feet-a feeling uniquely embodied throughout the home. The key notes to this composition are flexibility, comfort and remarkable privacy sustained largely by the careful placement of windows and other architectural elements. The third-floor hosts two bedrooms, including the master suite with its large dressing area and bath. This is no ordinary space with flat ceilings. The sculptural effect of intersecting dormers creates a series of dramatic interiors. The exterior of this home is an extension of the interior; an intimate outdoor environment that is private and serves as a magical place to entertain. A big bonus to the property is the separate 400 sf studio building which lends itself to a variety of functionality as private retreat and entertainment space. Its pair of carriage house doors open to the garden, a seamless extension of outdoor living space.This is modern living set in an historic seaside village community. All within easy access to the town beach and marina, parks and library, post office and dining.