Myrtle Ave. Residence
This hand-hewn timber frame structure was constructed shortly after the Civil War based more on centuries-old post and beam construction techniques than to modern wood-frame construction. Located within blocks on central Westport, CT, the unusual twin intersecting salt-box house still retains the unpretentious air of a rural New England farmhouse. What started out as a simple kitchen renovation for Gill & Gill, evolved into both complete interior and exterior alterations. This included but was not limited to adding the ambitious new front porch. A substantial addition to the kitchen involved sourcing authentic hand-hewn timbers from a local source used in the creation of a soaring new space built in complete sympathy with the existing construction.