This was a 60 year old colonial style home when these owners embarked on their house renovation. The family loved to cook, so their dream house design included a large working kitchen to accommodate the household gatherings. Other than the kitchen renovation, a major focus of the remodeling was on the newly expanded Master Suite and creating third floor living space. But the real fireworks of this project revolved around the exterior transformation, which was why the clients sought out a custom residential architect firm. First the house was lifted out of the flood plain of the Darien, Connecticut harbor area. As the before and after pictures show, we then created an exterior aesthetic that completely changed its personality and changed the frumpy colonial into a charming custom home.