Interior Restoration

New Canaan, CT

Colonial revival style residence circa 1980
Alterations to residence completed 2005

Architect: Studio DiBerardino, LLC
Interiors: Espace Art Et Decoration, Gerard D'Andre
Contractor: Hobbs, Inc.

Scope of Work:

Interior restoration of all main level spaces including:

  • Kitchen renovation - capture more views of existing pond
  • Complete reconstruction of family room with a rustic theme
  • Living room millwork to display French manuscript collection
  • Transformation of back of house rooms
  • Create deep archways between rooms

Surprises/Quirks/Restraints:

Existing family room roof was partially supported on the chimney masonry - a building code violation.

Existing 2x4 interior walls will need modification to create deep openings between rooms.

Solution:

Reclaimed heavy timber oak trusses support the family room roof independent of the chimney.

Custom built-in shelving also create deep raised paneled archways between living room and entry.

Existing kitchen upper cabinets above island are removed to permit better views of pond. Lost cabinet space is regained in new furniture, like hutch cabinet.

Specialties:

Imported fabrics for walls and window treatments are custom fabricated on site.

Reclaimed heavy timber beams are added to kitchen and breakfast room to continue rustic theme.

Salvaged antique white oak plank flooring was installed in the kitchen and family room.

Custom white oak family room cabinets were distressed with blue transparent finish.

Member of:

The American Institute of Architects

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