Cape Transformation

Greenwich, CT

Cape Cod style circa 1950
Addition completed 1999
Garage completed 2001
Featured in Fine Homebuilding magazine April 2003 No. 154

Architect: Parisot Design LLC & Studio DiBerardino, LLC
Contractor: Drummond Construction

Scope of Work:

Whole house renovation with additions to update program of original house to include master suite, large eat-in kitchen, family room, formal entry and two car garage.


Town planning and zoning regulations and natural site features (stone outcropping and inland wetlands) affected expansion possibilities for the site.


Existing mudroom and one car garage at left of Cape Cod structure were demolished. New formal entry and family room were constructed on salvaged foundations in this area. The second story of the additional houses the master suite.

Original entry at Cape Cod structure was abandoned and replaced with a covered porch oriented to the largest open area of the property.

A detached two car garage (not shown) was allowed closer to the property line than if attached to the house. This arrangement was more persuasive with town planning and zoning commission. As a result, a motor court will be created between the detached garage and house.


Original Cape Cod roof swoops to cover new porch area.

Shingled exterior serves to tie together a variety of forms.

Member of:

The American Institute of Architects

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