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Fairfield County Interior Design by David Barbour Architects

Fairfield County Home

The client is a single, professional woman with a young daughter. Her existing Cape Cod style house needed a new Kitchen/ Family Room, a new Master Bedroom Suite, a new Mudroom and Powder Room and improvements to the existing Baths and Bedrooms as well as the Dining and Living Rooms.


The exterior was dated, overgrown and lacked a distinctive front entrance or rear out door social spaces. The client wanted her home to evoke a “Nantucket” style with new natural cedar siding and white painted trim. She asked if the architectural style could be traditional with a modern interpretation.


The house was originally accessed by a drive from a busy road. The property also abuts the end of private cul-de-sac. This condition offered the opportunity to eliminate the existing drive and make the home much more private and quiet at the end of the cul-de-sac. The original organization of the site also lacked adequate parking for guests.


The design solution corrects all of these deficiencies and goes on to create a light-filled, warm and social home with places for private introspection. The exterior has been transformed to become a home which with a friendly, welcoming presence.

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