Gardiner & Larson Homes, a Fairfield County, CT-based custom home design and build team, were recently featured in East Coast Home + Design. Read an excerpt or click the link below to read the full article.
East Coast Home + Design Interviews Custom Home Design and Build Team
“Historical homes capture our attention. Perhaps we’re curious about how our predecessors lived in bygone days, or perhaps we love the weight of history and the stories that come with it. Or perhaps historical architecture inspires us – as it does Gardiner & Larson Homes, a well-oiled design-build team based in Fairfield County, CT. This firm, spearheaded by Judy Larson and Bill Gardiner, Jr. – the design half and the construction half of the firm respectively – often finds itself inspired by pre-war homes built in the early 20th century.
“‘We especially love what were known as ‘summer cottages’ – homes built by wealthy city dwellers seeking relief from the summer heat with open floor plans, wrap-around porches and high ceilings to allow air to flow from front to back,’ Judy explains. Often, she adds, these homes also included sight lines from room to room, wide passageways and numerous tall windows to invite the light in. Gardiner & Larson Homes also consider these important elements in their designs, along with large open kitchens and a carefully orchestrated flow coordinating the home’s interior and exterior gathering spaces. ‘In terms of construction,’ Judy continues, ‘we love the quality and solidity of pre-war homes—the wonderful thick walls, high ceilings and tall and heavy interior and exterior doors.’ Her firm, she notes, features all the contemporary advances that the original homes that inspire them lack, such as simpler interior mill-work, better lighting and much improved energy efficiency.”
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