Arts & crafts addition, Darien, CT

Project location: Darien, CT
Project type: Addition/Alteration
Completion date: Pre-2005
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.

This project was an addition to an original “Sears” house built in the early 1900′s (bought from a catalog, with all materials being shipped to the property). The 2 story house was original with only 900 square feet over two floors. The first floor consisted of a living room, dining room & kitchen, while the second floor consisted of 3 small bedrooms and a bathroom. With two young children, more living space and bedrooms were needed.

The design challenge was to create a two story addition which consisted of a kitchen, breakfast & family room on the first floor, with a master bedroom suite on the second floor. This addition allowed for remodeling of both of the existing floors, creating a mud room & powder room on the first floor which were much needed & did not previously exist.