A young professional couple decided to relocate from Brooklyn to the Greens Farms neighborhood of Westport, CT. Established in 1648, Greens Farms at one time flourished with onion farms. It is the town’s oldest neighborhood and is filled with unique, historical homes. The owners purchased this circa 1832 farm house with the goal modernizing it , while maintaining the historical character of the exterior. This classic, 4900 sf farm house had been enlarged and renovated over the years, but the rooms and interior aesthetic were characterless and outdated. There was little or no insulation, leaky windows and doors, dark cabinets, outdated lighting and sinking floors.
The goal was to create a warm and inviting farmhouse look while improving circulation flow, natural light and views . Walls were removed or relocated and a new first floor addition provides a breakfast room adjacent to an all new white kitchen, with a new stair access to garage below. Rustic ceiling beams and white painted paneling were added throughout. A new second floor addition facing the rear yard provides a spacious new master suite. The main part of original house was completely stripped to interior framing, then structurally shored and insulated with spray foam to improve thermal efficiency. All new highly insulated windows, doors and skylights were also added.
The exterior additions as seen from the road take cues from the adjacent roof lines and windows, and are meant to look as if they had always been there. The rear additions and renovations include a simple gable roof looking over a trellised patio, plus large expanses of windows and doors, allowing the owners a more modern indoor/ outdoor type lifestyle.