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straight driveway, meanwhile,
was replaced with a curving
drive that crosses the front of the
house to a parking area hidden
by a beautifully landscaped hill.
The home also received
a new shingle roof.
“The house was completely
renovated, including newwindows,
flooring, radiant heat, central
air conditioning, plumbing and
electrical systems,” added Daigle.
“The exterior masonry veneer was
matched exceptionally well where
windows were added or moved.”
As well, “the interior was
completely re-trimmed utilizing
square-edged, stained and
painted quarter-sawn oak and
rustic beams. The trim details
were designed to be consistent
throughout the house.”
One major change was the
decision to move the master
bedroom from the front of
the house to the back, and
the guest rooms to the front.
Interior walls were moved and
hallways reconfigured so that
the homeowner would have a
master suite overlooking the water.
Because he wanted his own private
sitting area, the team created
an alcove for his bed, adjacent
to a sitting area with two facing
couches and terrific views of the
lake. The ceiling in that part of the
roomwas raised to cathedral level,
and more windows were added.
Next to the sitting area is an
exquisitely appointed dressing
roomwith a large walk-in closet.
Next to that is the master bath – an
elegant 10-foot by 12-foot space
featuring a soaking tub and a
marble slab walk-in shower with
custom glass doors. The ceiling was
raised in the bathroom as well,
to provide a more spacious feel.
Another full bath and half-bath
serve the two guest bedrooms.
The original living room
featured an open-style stone
fireplace, with a duplicate stacked
directly beneath it on the lower
level. The fireplace, a major focal
point, was retained, but the
ceilings were raised and coffered
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The project team included:
Bruce Daigle, Daigle & Son,
Farmington, (860) 677-9411
Jack Kemper, Kemper
Associates Architects, Farmington,
(860) 409-7155
Interior design:
Joe Namnoun and
Marianne Donahue, J. Namnoun
Oriental Rug Gallery, Hartford,
(860) 522-6368
Interior millwork and cabinetry
Bob Sparks, Architecturally
Designed Interiors, Granby,
(860) 413-3663
Pat Hart, Heartwood
Cabinetry, Marlborough,
(860) 295-0304
Slab stone selection and design:
Richard Ott, Richard Ott Interior
Spaces, Hartford, (860) 951-3145
Interior lighting design:
Christensen, Ray Lighting and Design
Studios, Hartford, (860) 951-9900
Tim Kerr, T.K. Masonry,
1456 Farmington Avenue,
West Hartford, (860) 675-7949
The Kenmark
Company, Canton, (860) 693-6818
The 1957 ranch house
was well-kept but
nondescript from the
front. After a two-year
renovation, it has a
Craftsman feel that
better ties it into its
beautiful surroundings.