19th Century Clapboard Ridge

According to Greenwich lore, this 1889 clapboard Colonial was the first structure built on Clapboard Ridge, thus lending the area its name. This historic farmhouse with small, low-ceiled rooms was sorely in need of repair and a plan that would suit 21st century family life. A new, barnlike addition housing a breakfast room, kitchen, office, media room and garages allowed the 19th century design to remain prominent. Much of the original house was gutted in order to create a proper flow of rooms and to heighten ceilings, yet the exterior volume retains its historic roots. Interior paneling, detailing and wide floorboards seamlessly fuse with antique details, creating a 6,000 square-foot house of architectural integrity.

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