The simple, practical yet beautiful American colonial home is an enduring architectural icon that remains, perhaps, the most classic form of its time. Regrettably, modern design and build practices and materials have given way to a contemporary colonial styling often devoid
of traditional proportion, scale and detailing, and lacking the
authentic charm and character that their predecessors were defined by.
The elegance and intricacy of shape and detailing found in our Classic Colonial design reflects an ornate styling common of the finer, period homes built in the late 18th century in early America. We choose to combine the authentically detailed exterior with a more modern, open interior layout to offer a traditional design providing comfort, coziness and convenience for modern living.
The front elevation of this classically detailed, spacious home is symmetrical, boasting nine double hung windows, centered around a highly detailed, front entry doorway. A symbol of both status and wealth from a by-gone era, this Connecticult River Valley entranceway includes double doors and an impressive, scroll top pediment, positioned directly beneath a large center chimney.
The house is stretched laterally along the side elevation by the addition of a 2-story connector, containing a covered farmer's porch entry leading into the mudroom on the first floor and a spacious master bath on the 2nd level. The oversized garage with 3 parking bays includes a pair of integrated wood storage sheds which add interest and scale to the side and rear facades, and providing ample parking and storage.
This home has an open interior floor plan that encourages group interaction, yet provides areas for peace and quite as well. The front foyer offers a dramatic staircase with vaulted, open-to-above ceiling. At the rear of the main house, a large eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry and fireplace gives way to an adjoining breakfast area and informal keeping room with second hearth, designed for a wood stove. The main floor also offers separate dining room and library/office.
The mudroom ell contains a ¾ bath and leads to a rear screened porch with views out the rear of the home. The ell hallway also leads out to the garage and has a separate staircase leading to the bonus room above the garage, to round out the first floor plan.
On the second floor you will find the large master suite with walk-in closets and large master bath. Two additional bedrooms are serviced by a second full bath on the second floor. The third floor has room for two additional bedrooms and a bath to round out the plan.
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- Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
- Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
- Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
- Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
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