This New Haven residence is a 4500 sq. ft. Georgian brick colonial built in 1909. Impressive as the home’s heritage is, the interior had never been updated – rendering the house unlivable for a modern lifestyle. The electrical system was antiquated and presented a fire hazard. The antiquated kitchen and bathrooms without showers were largely non-functional spaces. Furthermore, the interior finishes required significant upgrading and existing trim details were inconsistent with the period of the home.
The goal of the project was to restore the home to its historic beauty by preserving the essence and architectural style of the period together with a complete interior renovation to incorporate critical updates to the mechanical infrastructure. Additional requirements called for alterations to transform the home into a comfortable environment for living, entertaining and the professorial pursuits of research, writing, and book collecting.
Additionally, completely new kitchen and baths along with other personalized features, such as floor- to-ceiling bookcases, custom built-ins, and window seats completed the transformation of this home into a stunning expression of the owners’ interest to marry the beauty of “antique” with the efficiencies of “modern”.