This home for a young family in the seaside village of Rowayton, CT entailed demolishing the existing house down to the first floor and then designing a new home outward and upward to create a modern interpretation of the gambrel-roofed coastal style. The interiors feature an open floor plan for living and entertainment.
ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Keene Valley, NY
This custom-designed home is the centerpiece of an Adirondack ‘great camp’ for a multi-generational family. The steep roofs with interior timber trusses and bracketed overhangs, diamond windows, gracious proportions and shingled roof & exteriors are respectful of the traditions of old Adirondack cottages. The house is set on a mountaintop, centered on a distant mountain peak and takes advantage of the prevailing sun and wind directions.
New Canaan, CT
New Canaan, CT
This custom-designed 11,500 square foot 8-Bedroom home was designed for an extended family and features a classic front façade but the rear of the home informally opens-up to porches, lawns, gardens and pool. Despite the largeness of the home, the design was orchestrated in a manner that creates a cozy feeling where great public gathering spaces coexist with private bedroom suites and the connections between indoor & outdoor happen naturally.
(Interior Design by Dumais, Inc.)
(Shannon Quinlan Photography)
This 7,000 square-foot custom-designed home features 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths, and a 3-car garage with bonus room above.
The house was positioned onsite to enable seasonal water views and all 3 floors feature 9-foot ceilings. The first floor features a kitchen/family room 'great room' with gourmet kitchen, fireplace and french doors leading to bluestone patios and yard.
The second floor features a stunning master suite. The third floor features a gym and home office/study. Energy-efficient mechanical systems and materials were incorporated throughout the project.
(Lauren Henry Photography)
A detailed project cost analysis early in the planning process determined that building a new house would cost the same or less than extensively adding to and renovating the existing house.
This new contemporary interpretation of a farmhouse was designed to conform the zoning conditions of the narrow site while maximizing views to the rear yard.
High ceilings and large windows and glass doors create a spacious feeling throughout the home. The open floor plan at ground level creates views throughout the house to the yard and beyond.
(Kevin Quinlan Architecture Photography)