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As seen in the February/March 2004 Better Homes and Gardens Remodeling Issue, this house is one of the two southernmost houses on the peninsula of quaint and historic Stonington Village.  Solidly built in 1968 the house recalled rather bland European suburban architecture on the exterior and was marred by a dark interior. The home's best views would have been from the garage-if it had any windows.   The new owners who are ardent sailors since childhood wanted to take better advantage of the waterfront views, and imbue the house with a sense of 18th and 19th century surroundings in historical Stonington Village, with a nautical theme throughout the house. Collaborating with architect Mark Comeau  along with interior Designer Ted Papas, Quality Woodwork helped design and fabricated two of the fireplace mantels (as seen in the photos), the mahogany bollards on the backyard's stone staircase, several shelf units and a large entertainment center in the basement.

 "The details is reminiscent of houses in old coastal towns," Comeau says, noting that out-of-work shipwrights often spent their winters creating this kind of woodwork in the homes of wealthy sea merchants. The nautical theme is so well executed that visitors comment that they feel they've boarded a boat, savoring the new, but seemingly centuries-old, connection between house and sea