The design for this two story gambrel was inspired by the many fine gambrel Colonials found throughout the Connecticut River Valley of New England. We looked closely with our good friends, Don and Ken to carefully develop the appropriate scaling and form for this wide-body gambrel design.

This classic early American style boasts a high level of exterior detailing, common in homes with more urban, in-town locations. The two – storie front facade with its finely detailed trim and elegant front entry door reflects a style typical of late 17 hundreds architecture. By maintaining the symmetry of windows, the front door and center chimney authenticate the formal character of this house. The detailing is simplified on the connector and carriage shed to set these sections apart from the ornate main house while keeping project cost down.

The floor plan for this design is open yet traditional. On the first floor at the front of the house is a formal living room and dining room. The rear of the main living level offers a large open kitchen / breakfast area with a fireplace which flows into a comfortable keeping room with its own fireplace. The addition of a large boxed bay window beside a glass door leading to the back patio work together, flooding the space with natural light. The connector houses a half bath and laundry room with heated access to the garage and the bonus room above. The second floor of this house contains a gracious master bedroom suite with a separate walk-in closet and a comfortable master bath with world pool tub and separate shower. Three other bedrooms, a shared full bathroom and staircase to the third level accompanied the master suite. Optional living space for future expansion for two large rooms can be found on the third floor of the main house. The second floor of the carriage shed is a perfect space for simple storage or can be developed into an office, guest room, or exercise room.

For exterior finish on this design, I would suggest a white or off white paint or satin with a slightly darker color. The window sash can be painted with the trim color or dark colonial color. Either case the front doors should be painted with a dark accent color the roof material should be either sawn cedar shingles or slate, or slate-colored asphalt.


Formal Living Room and Dining Room, Open Eat-In Kitchen / Breakfast Area / Keeping Room w/ Double Face Fireplace. Mudroom w/ Laundry Room, Half Bath and 2 Bay Garage.


Master Bedroom w/ Full Bath and Large Walk-in Closet, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Study, a Full Bath and Stairway to the Third Level. Second Floor above Garage: Optional Living Space or Efficiency Apartment.


Optional Bedrooms (#4 & #5), and a full bath.


2,480 Sq. Ft.

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