This wonderful 10,000 s.f. waterfront project in Greenwich, CT earned Robert A. Cardello an A-List Award for Historical Home Renovation in 2013. At the start of the project, it was clear that the house had been poorly maintained over the years. However, one couldn’t ignore the character, interesting details, and ornate millwork created by the original designer. Oddly enough, Robert Cardello had been invited to renovate the house back in 1999 by a previous owner. The proposed plan at that time included a dramatic stair tower and sweeping roofs, but the project was put on hold. Twelve years later, the new owner contacted Cardello Architects. Upon reflection, Cardello found his earlier drawings to be uncharacteristic of the main house and the client’s desires, prompting him to head in a totally different direction. The re-design was more sympathetic to the original architect’s ideas by using beautiful detailing and finishing to re-create this Gatsby-like waterfront estate.