Rowayton Cottage in Norwalk, CT 06853

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  • Rowayton Connecticut custom waterfront cottage house by Cardello Architects
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  • Rowayton Connecticut custom waterfront cottage house with walk out balcony by Cardello Architects
  • Rowayton Connecticut custom waterfront cottage house by Cardello Architects

About This Project

This project is interesting on many levels.  PG Properties purchased this small lot in Rowayton, with two tiny dwellings which were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.  The community is full of attractive coastal cottages so it was important that the new houses were architecturally appropriate to the neighborhood.   Zoning regulations required that the footprints could not be changed and they both had to adhere to flood zone restrictions.  The existing structures were lifted, and while the rear building was renovated, the front building design started with a clean slate. The front cottage enjoys water views of Farm Creek.  This charming house is only 1054 s.f., about 22’ wide and 44’ deep, which is a departure from RAC’s customary residential projects. Despite the small footprint, the living space is comfortable and roomy.  There are entries to the dwelling on multiple levels.  The house features a beautiful three story stairway, showcased in the large side window panel.  There are two bedrooms (or one bedroom, one office), two full baths (up and down), a large laundry/storage room, and a spacious Kitchen/Family Room with two balconies to enjoy the neighborhood view.  Plenty of room for entertaining.  Garage and storage area below the first floor living space.

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New Homes, Norwalk, Rowayton