American Brick Georgian

Greenwich, Connecticut

This 1942 Georgian Residence originally consisted of a central block with a service wing to the east and a connector housing the kitchen. A thorough renovation adhered to the guiding principle that all work complement the original residence in its style, scale, detailing and use of fine materials. Initial work included the gutting and expansion of the kitchen and master bath. An arcade inside the new kitchen gracefully separates the cooking and dining areas. For the Master Bath, a pedimented bay was added to the garden façade and supported by a limestone portico. As the renovations progressed, the client came to realize the importance of completing the home’s composition with a western wing.

The new wing was designed to blend seamlessly with the original residence with details carefully considered. The wing provides rooms for entertaining and additional guest suites. In the Sun Room, the out-of-doors is brought in through the use of French doors with elliptical fanlights and the introduction of a trellis theme that includes a forced-perspective lattice treatment. Beyond, the oak-paneled Drawing Room features an angled bay of arched-top windows and a custom-made George III-style marble mantel.

Around the property, a number of new, classically-inspired accessory buildings were added through the years. These include a new entry gate, pool house, greenhouse and garden pavilion.

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“The architect was sensitive to the integrity of the original beautiful design, and added a complementary wing to complete the symmetry.”
— The Classist- Travelogue: Great Houses of Connecticut’s Fairfield County

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“Striking the right balance between respect for the old and integration of the new…”
— East Coast Home and Design Magazine

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“Each well-defined work area of the catering kitchen lives large and takes on a personality of its own. This well designed space offers commercial capability in a luxurious residential setting...sleek stainless surfaces and warm wood finishes help make up some of the rich detailing that went into the design of this professional grade residential kitchen.”
— East Coast Home and Design Magazine

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“Chuck and I have worked together for 25 years serving some of the most discerning clients in the world. Chuck Hilton and staff are consummate, classic architects at the forefront of design in Fairfield County and adjoining areas. There is no more thorough and accommodating company I know of and they have my highest recommendation.”
— Stephen Gamble – Owner – Historic Floors

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