Classic Wood Georgian Colonial

Riverside, Connecticut

This project involved major interior and exterior renovation and additions that transformed an austere 1960’s spec house into a classic Colonial Revival home. The new entry portico features pairs of Doric columns that support a classical entablature and decorative railing. Rearranged windows with new casings, sills and head cornices both balance and enliven the façade. A new sunroom addition is accompanied by an outdoor pool and terrace.

The entire roof was raised and rebuilt to accommodate an expanded third floor with dormers and a decorative cornice that finishes the composition. The new sunroom addition provides for a casual light-filled space with a balcony above that affords views to Long Island Sound.

New custom-designed interior trim work and mantels were used throughout the interior, where a new multi-level staircase graces the entry hall. Along with a redesigned kitchen and master bath, a new study was built over the existing family room. New children’s bedrooms and baths were added to the enlarged third floor, and the basement was finished to accommodate recreation and exercise rooms.

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“Chuck Hilton and his team at Charles Hilton Architects worked their magic to transform a 1960s Builder's Colonial in Riverside, Connecticut, into an elegant, well-designed New England Georgian Colonial perfectly fit for a young family. They worked...to transform this home into something truly special.”
— East Coast Home and Design Magazine

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“Creating a good, solid, classic colonial was the goal, and that’s just what Hilton achieved.”
— Athome in Fairfield County Magazine

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