Downtown Victorian / Contemporary
Restoration, Renovation & Addition
- Award Winning -
2020 AIA CT Alice Washburn Award of Excellence
2018 Design Award, CT Trust for Historic Preservation
The recipient of two prestigious architecture awards, our designs completely revamped this Victorian-style cottage originally constructed in the 1840s. By the early 2000s, the property was abandoned, overgrown, and deteriorating.
The new owner commissioned us to restore the Victorian street façade and roof using historically appropriate materials, detailing, and colors. We also created a two-story masonry expansion to provide a transition between the earlier 1920s addition and the historic house, creating a more coherent interior and exterior totality. New metal window-walls connect the living space to enhanced backyard views and a new rooftop terrace allows for lovely views of the yard.
We also transformed the ugly flat-roofed garage into a Victorian Carriage House with Victorian roofscape, siding, and detailing, creating a new backyard visual focus.