J. Randolph Parry Architects, PC | New Fairfield Home

New Fairfield Home

The summer house on a lake in Connecticut had been in the client’s family for generations. Although it had a floor-plan that represented its age and a practically non-existent kitchen, every bit of the home and its vintage furnishings were precious to the homeowner. 

A severe summer storm sent a huge tree crashing down on the house, destroying the house and almost everything in it. Although the client and her husband escaped, the damage to their beloved summer home was devastating. 

With much of the house obliterated, we took on a serious challenge. The homeowners wanted their house reconstructed to look exactly as it had, right down to the Z-shutters! They also decided to move from their New Jersey home and make the Lake House a year-round house and their permanent dwelling. The re-imagined house boasts an open-concept plan that will accommodate the entire family with a beautiful, large and, finally, functional kitchen; allowing for ultimate views of the lake was an integral part of the design.