Karp Associates’ objective on this project was to build an in-town house for a move-down buyer. Based on market information, Karp hired J.P. Franzen Architects to design what the team felt would be the perfect New Canaan move-down house. This 4,500 SF two-story house, with finished attic to add another 1,000+ SF, provided the interior space that buyers required without an overwhelming street elevation.
This “not so big” house became all about the details from the exterior classic dormer design to the claw foot bathroom tub, built-in cabinets and trim details. The adaptable floor plan included a library that opens through pocket doors into the living room that opened through pocket doors into the dining room, allowing the buyer adequate space to entertain.
The first floor had a generous front foyer, a kitchen with breakfast area, an ample step-down family room, mudroom and powder room. The second floor included a master bedroom with tray ceiling, master bath, his and her walk-in closets and 3 en suite bedrooms. The Karp team also renovated an existing two-car garage and created 2 additional parking spaces under the house.
This “not so big” house became all about the details. Arnold Karp