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Fairfield County Home by David Barbour Architects

Fairfield County Home

The clients are very social and like to entertain.  Their existing house had a cramped, disorganized kitchen/ breakfast,/dining/ den which were compartmentalized along the back of the house. Because to the small spaces, the area was not conducive to large gatherings.


The house had limited openings (glass doors and windows) to the private backyard. There was a small, aging, wooden deck adjacent to the house and no covered, insect free space to enjoy the outdoors.

We opened up the length of the back of the house and created an efficient, large, social kitchen space. We created a very large picture window above the cabinetry with the sink. We added French doors to facilitate the flow in and out and to brighten the space.We also created larger openings to and within the front formal spaces.

Outside, we removed the wooden deck and replaced it with a spacious stone terrace with outdoor built-in grill and circular fire pit.


We created a rustic screened porch which the house graciously opens into via new French doors and nestled a hot tub behind and below the porch. 

Our clients are now delighted to entertain large groups indoor and out.

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