Renovating an Existing Home Blends Past, Present & Future

Doing an extensive gut-renovation and addition to a waterfront home enabled our team to fulfill a wishlist the homeowners had dreamed about for years. The original 15-year-old home has breathtaking views of the Long Island sound, Manursing Island, and a peninsula of Greenwich waterfront homes. After several months of planning, demolishing part of the existing home, doubling the square footage with an addition, and completing the finishing design touches, the family is enjoying this exquisite home. The traditional-looking shingle-style facade, covered porches on the outside make for a warm welcome to the residents and visitors. Once inside, modern technology and aesthetics provide luxury, comfort and convenience. Rich Rosano and the RRBuilders team had the pleasure of working with an A+ project team that included architectural firm Brooks & Falotico (New Canaan, CT), Laura Tutun Interiors (Rye, NY), landscape architect Mary Beth Lubeck (Rye, NY) and the terrific homeowners! Challenges included extreme winter weather during the rough carpentry stages, rock ledge throughout the project site, and marrying the old with the new. In the end, as these projects always do, everything came together beautifully and the family has a home to enjoy for many years to come.

Exterior features include:

  • Custom infinity edge pool blending the views of the Long Island sound, with glass panels for perimeter safety, and a separate spa (shown below)

  • Extensive hardscaping for entertaining and a beautiful flow around the property

  • Automatic snow melt system for driveway and walkways

  • Custom auto screens for screened-in porch

Interior featured include:

  • Living room and dining room with custom three-sided interior fireplace cladded with marble slabs and lightweight concrete hearth (shown below)

  • Custom millwork throughout home including cerused rift-sawn oak bar room

  • Kitchen with custom engineered and designed rolling island and table, both using a marble slab with mitered edge build-down

  • High efficiency GEO thermal cooling and heating systems

  • Savant system for controlling audio, video, lighting, auto shades, and HVAC

We're proud to share this video showing views of this spectacular home, as well as these photo galleries: Waterfront Home Renovation and Home Gym, Spa, Billiards Room & Wine Cellar. (photos by Jane Beiles)

If you have any questions about renovation or addition options for your home, contact us at 203.972.6100 or

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