Built in 1932, this brick Colonial in New Canaan, Connecticut is an absolute dream! Filled with cheerful chintz and tasteful blue and white, this classic home is truly timeless in style. Louise Brooks of Brooks & Falotico and her husband Ned purchased the home in 1985 when Louise was just beginning her architectural career. The house was “very charming but very tired” at the time, and over the years Louise has lovingly brought it back to life and into the 21st century without sacrificing historic charm. Modifications include appropriation and extension of the existing garage to encompass a new kitchen and butler’s pantry. The old kitchen was incorporated into the dining room, and a new covered porch made possible by extending the old garage. Louise also designed a new master suite with a balcony overlooking the terraced backyard, and a screened porch she once used as a glassed-in office was converted (again) to a terrific family/television room. Photography by Jeff McNamara, writing by Amy Elbert, and production by Bonnie Maharam for Traditional Home.
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