Colonial Revival

Project Description

Colonial Revival

The historic New England character of this 1930’s colonial is substantially enhanced by this addition/renovation. The original house still defines the front massing which received a new portico and second chimney as part of the facelift. Cornerboards, dentils, and triple hung windows bring new life to a once ordinary facade. Turning the corner, the red brick gable bookends begin a rhythm of solid and void which carries across the dramatically transformed rear facade. Ample windows, french doors, and a private deck now open onto the private rear garden. Much of the renovation centered on preserving and replicating the historic character of the original home (including leaded glass at the front entry and walnut flooring). But the real treat is the unexpected cathedral ceiling family room. Soaring arches and and welcoming fieldstone fireplace accentuate the dramatic ceiling. The thoughtful renovation and dramatic addition to this home has been recognized by the Dream Home Awards and published in Period Homes.