Garage addition, New Canaan, CT

Project location: New Canaan, CT
Project type: Garage Addition
Completion date: 2005
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.

The architect was challenged with designing a two story 3 car garage connected by a breezeway to an existing colonial house, with the new garage replacing a detached garage in the same location, which was in a state of disrepair.

The second floor consists of a 900 square foot apartment with a living room, kitchen, bedroom & a bathroom. The space is open & airy, with cathedral ceilings and the cupola functioning as a light well. The covered breezeway was designed with blue-stone pavers, a cathedral ceiling finished with bead board, and round fiberglass columns.

The garage is designed to match & compliment the house, using the same materials, for roofing, siding & trim. A copper-roofed canopy is supported by decorative wood brackets above carriage style garage doors.