This home was a product of multiple renovations and additions, five in all. Karp Associates’ initial assignment on this 1930’s New Canaan house was to build space for a growing family using the latest technology to make it as environmentally friendly as possible. The second remodel was for the kitchen, the third remodel was a fully outfitted basement space and the fourth remodel was to completely redo the basement space that was damaged due to a hurricane and power outage.
While the client hadn’t tired of us yet, the most recent project was to build a living room and front rotunda addition as well as incorporating special design elements into the house. The addition needed to be gracefully attached to the house with attention to maintaining proper proportions. The living room used a copula for light and a textured ceiling treatment to help create interest in the space. The front entry was expanded into a rotunda to create interest and depth in the house highlighted by an Asian-inspired hand-carved front door. Not only did this house display several layers of remodeling, but also incorporated current geo thermal heat/cooling and foam insulation.
The front entry was expanded into a rotunda to create interest and depth in the house. Arnold Karp