This was originally a 60-year-old colonial style home when the owners embarked on their renovation. The family loved to cook, so their dream home design included a large working kitchen to accommodate the household gatherings. Outside the necessary kitchen updates, a major focus of the remodel was on the newly expanded master suite and the creation of a third floor living space. The real fireworks of this project exploded on the exterior transformation which was why the clients sought out a custom residential architect firm. The house was lifted out of the Darien, Connecticut harbor flood plain. As the before and after pictures show, we created an exterior aesthetic that completely changed its personality from a frumpy colonial to a charming custom home.