20 Jun Traditional Foundations Adapted For Modern Living
Traditional Architectural Roots
Traditional architecture follows design standards set by previous generations of builders and designers. A traditional Georgian Colonial is different than a traditional Tudor or Craftsman, all of which have stood the test of time. A Victorian home has its own set of characteristic features, proportions, and details that makes it recognizable from other styles – but not necessarily from other Victorians.
Today, our clients want their homes to feel unique. Plus, people live differently than we did 100 years ago – we want our homes to keep pace. Today’s clients prioritize informal entertaining spaces over formal rooms and indoor spaces that flow seamlessly with outdoor living areas. Most clients want materials that withstand the elements (particularly important in coastal communities) and finishes that hold up to daily living.
A truly modern design is often too minimalist to provide personal, practical solutions for family living. Fortunately, the evolution of building materials, design technology, and construction techniques present today’s architects, builders, and homeowners with options that were not available in the past. Transitional design bends the “rules” of traditional design, harmoniously blending traditional elements and details, innovative materials and modern finishes.
The Possibilities Are Endless with RAC
At Robert A. Cardello Architects, LLC, we design homes that are impeccably crafted and meticulously personalized for each client. While our award-winning designs are widely recognized, each one is as unique as a fingerprint. No matter your vision, the design team at RAC is dedicated to bringing your dream home to fruition. For examples of our work, check out our gallery. If you’re ready to start a project of your own, contact us today. We are proud to offer our architectural services to clients throughout the Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Greenwich, Stamford, and Rowayton, CT areas.