Kenneth Boroson Architects was retained by the owner of a historic property in Norwalk, Connecticut, to consult on the restoration of a Manor House and the design of a new residential building at the rear of the site. The Manor House, constructed in the 1870s, was in need of full restoration due to deferred maintenance by the previous owner.
Working in collaboration with a local historic consultant, our Team recommended the complete refurbishment of the Manor House, demolition of an obsolete Carriage House, and construction of a new podium-style building that complements the Manor house at the rear of the site.
The new three-story building will accommodate 15 rental apartments over covered parking.
The historic structure will receive new siding, windows and slate roof, while its front porch will be completely renovated. It will be transformed into 11 dwelling units.
Members of the Norwalk Historical Commission agreed that the value of the Manor House should not be overlooked, and that restoration would allow it to serve as the focal point along East Wall Street. In addition, the Manor House will serve as a privacy screen for the apartments to be constructed at the rear of the property.
The project has also received approval from both the Norwalk Planning Commission and the Norwalk Zoning Commission.
Historic restoration and new construction
Complete refurbishment of Manor House to become 11 apartments; New construction of 15-unit apartment building
Approx. 25,300 sf; 0.78 acres
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