Pine Orchard House 2

Originally built as a fire station for horse-drawn fire carriages and later serving as a gas station and automotive garage, the L-shaped two story building consisted of two wings and a large central wood frame trussed space. The reorganization of the plan included the relocation of the garage to the streetside wing and planning the interior spaces about the existing central hexagonal wood timber truss within the house that becomes the unifying element. Living room, kitchen and bedrooms are located on the first floor and a new master bedroom suite is placed on the second floor.

A new fieldstone fireplace has been positioned on axis with the main entrance and becomes the focal point upon entering. Field stone and stained cedar siding are the exterior cladding for the building. Maple flooring is used throughout with a contrasting stained wood beadboard ceiling within kitchen and dining room areas. A widow’s walk accessed from the master bedroom suite allows for views of Long Island Sound.


  • Date: December 23, 2013