ADDITION TO 1932 SPANISH REVIVAL VILLA
The original home was built for Frank LaForge, a famous pianist and composer during the early 20th century. The original kitchen was quite tiny, about the size of a butler’s pantry. My client, a gourmet chef, asked me to design the two-story addition for the larger and more open kitchen (above a new two car garage) to look like it was always there, so I used the same historic materials, proportions and details of the main house to link it sympathetically to the 90 year old eclectic Spanish revival villa.
The original drawings were a valuable resource in recreating the original home’s details, so a seamless match could be accomplished. The house is sited on a hill overlooking Gorman Pond, leading to the Long Island Sound.