Charles Hilton, the founder of Charles Hilton Architects, is no stranger to our pages. We have featured some of his most extraordinary work over his thirty-year career in Greenwich. Now Hilton gives us a closer look at nine of his spectacular residential projects in his first book, Classic Greenwich Houses. These homes are beautifully integrated into the panoramic waterfronts, rolling lawns and rustic backcountry landscapes, illustrating his respect for the diverse architectural heritage of our town.
Classic Greenwich Houses highlights Hilton’s range in style—from Georgian and Colonial to Shingle style. “Rather than pursuing a singular style, I have always actively sought to understand the distinct personal experiences, passions and dreams of each client as unique inspirations for our work together,” he writes. Whether overlooking Long Island Sound, situated alongside a picturesque lake, nestled in the countryside, or set just steps from the heart of downtown, his projects all evoke a sense of place. While he focuses on classical detailing, these homes maintain a contemporary sensibility through the incorporation of state-of-the-art technology and sustainable design.
The book includes a thoughtful introduction by Hilton discussing his connection to Greenwich and the community. Featuring 200 stunning images of detailed interiors, exteriors and expansive landscapes, Classic Greenwich Houses belongs on the coffee tables and desks of architectural professionals, students and admirers of quintessential, traditional residences alike.