The Glastonbury Home was purchased with the full knowledge that it was to undergo a major transformation. A programing meeting was held, prior to purchase, to establish budgetary guidelines and to explore the general physical feasibility of the project.
The original ranch style home, built in the 1950’s, was recreated into a modern aesthetic. The views of the City of Hartford and the Farmington Valley were enhanced by floor to ceiling commercial glazing and the introduction of a new second floor and clerestory living areas.
The new 561 square foot second floor is accessed by a custom open riser metal stair with stainless steel cables and a suspended bridge consists of a lofted master suite. The original first floor was expanded to 1658 square feet and consists of a spacious living room, modern kitchen, dining room, office, guestroom and bathroom. The open floor plan allows for viewing of the Hartford skyline from all public spaces.
A two bay garage, entry area and exercise room occupies the walkout lower level.
The exterior walls are filled with spray foam insulation and are clad in modulated cement panels and accented with cement clapboards all painted in a striking red. Vertical buttress support four foot wide decks while helping to control the western sun exposure. The arrival to the home is captured by a suspended metal canopy and a tiled concrete wall.
Photography by Yan Moyaux