Architect: Michael LoBuglio
Architect Firm: Michael LoBuglio Architects
Location: Darien, CT
Project Type: Transformation
This shingle-style home is surrounded by water on three sides. The site was located within the flood plain, so the first floor needed to be elevated to allow flood waters to flow through. Raising the first floor while maintaining the natural-looking setting was a challenge. There were also architectural decisions made to accommodate neighboring homes views of the water. The large Marvin windows and doors help take advantage of the beautiful reflections off the water and the ever-changing sky. The cottage-style Ultimate Double Hung windows also help achieve a traditional-looking window with muntins, while still allowing for great vistas.