This unique project overlooking the ocean in Westport, Connecticut is a beachfront oasis, the centerpiece of which is a timber-framed gazebo with cooking & bar set-up and lounge seating to create the perfect place for relaxation.
(Landscape design by The LaurelRock Company)
This barn with bonus room above a garage creates a place for the owner’s car collection with a game room above and a storage shed at the rear of the barn. The Shingle-style exteriors, featuring diamond windows and bracketed portico are stylistic signatures of KQA.
The rotated cupola illuminates the timber-beamed bonus room and glows like a beacon at night.
POOL & POOL HOUSE
New Canaan, CT
Wilton Congregational Church ~ Wilton, CT
Located at Wilton Connecticut's original crossroads where community life, commerce, travel and religious activity flourished, the Comstock barns, built c. 1850 - 60 next to the Nathan Comstock House (which the Wilton Congregational Church acquired in 1962 and now uses as the church parsonage) are at the heart of a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the State Register of Historic Places, as well as the Wilton Center Historic District. Directly across Ridgefield Road stands the Wilton Congregational Church, built in 1790 and today the oldest church in Fairfield County still in use.
Kevin Quinlan Architecture accomplished stabilization of the barns' structure, designed a carport addition to the south side of the barns, and directed the replacement of historically-appropriate exterior materials, thereby restoring the functionality of the barns.
Having established a sound, weather-tight space, the Wilton Congregational Church now has a much-needed place for the storage of church mission trip supplies, a space for Habitat for Humanity leaders to store tools and materials, and a space for training programs to teach building skills to Boy Scouts, youth groups and high school volunteers.
This multi-use barn was designed by Kevin Quinlan Architecture to accommodate all of the family’s desired spaces.
The lower level features a 2-car Garage that leads directly into a Mudroom with a full Bathroom and a stairway to the upper level living space. The Mudroom also has a separate entry door from the yard for dual-function as a swimming pool changing room.
Within the upper level space is a TV Lounge area, an exercise area, a games area and a children’s play area…something for everyone to enjoy in this light-filled space with a cathedral ceiling and great views to the main house, pool patio and yard.
The barn’s exterior materials feature the clapboards, ‘fish-scale’ scalloped shingles, square gridded windows and carriage-house-style garage doors to relate the barn’s style to the Victorian-style of the antique main house.