The original house was built in the 1920′s, by the present owner’s great-grandparents as a shoreline cottage. Over the years it was added to and the house ended up as a dutch colonial. The house design did not suit the shoreline life style, especially the second floor. The decision was made to demolish the house down to the second floor deck, and rebuild the house in a more contemporary style, allowing the house to open up to the water views.
We began by creating a Mudroom from the corner of the Garage…..
This project is to be featured in Connecticut Magazine, Summer of 2012.
This project involved an expansion of the kitchen space, linking it to a newly constructed lower Family Room. The Kitchen was relocated into part of the former Family Room, connecting the existing house to the new addition. The new cabinetry lay-out and design was the culmination of close work between Warren Architecture, LLC and the Kitchen Designer/Owner: Kitchens by Gedney, of Madison, CT.
The Homeowners had fallen in love with the idea of using recycled timbers in their new addition. The Family Room features heavy timber framing built from recycled timbers. The tall windows with transoms above flood the space with light.
The original house and garage are shown in white, the additions are the shaded areas.
Viewed from the front yard, the Library/Dining Room addition is barely seen. The only clue to the presence of the addition is the chimney in the background.
The remodeling of the Entry to this mid-century home became a study of overlapping geometric planes. The horizontals of the new entry steps and patio play off the verticals of the siding and window treatments. The pattern in the limestone pavers adds a sense of diagonal movement which is echoed in the pattern of the storm door glass.
The existing Sun Porch and wrap-around deck spanned across the driveway, tottering on three posts and a beam. In the transformation from Sun Porch to Sunroom, a window bay was added in the front, replacing the narrow deck area. The support beam was relocated and strengthened by the addition of two sheer wall panels below. Sunlight pours into the bay windows and the new sliding glass door that accesses the remaining deck.
Custom designed cabinetry evolves Arts and Crafts era styling, yet still provides for the needs of a modern kitchen. The glazed brick backsplash is original to the house, it is the back side of the fireplace.