HOBI 2008 – Home Building Industry Awards
Best Remodeled Accessory Building
The building known as the “Stable” exists within the Historic District of Fairfield, Connecticut on Old Academy Road. As such, any work performed on the structure required prior approval of the Historic District Commission.
Domus Constructors was hired to completely gut and remodel this historic structure to maintain the historic significance while bringing the building’s mechanical and electrical systems up to date and restoring the structural integrity.
Some of the more prominent architectural features of the building include a very large center cupola which needed much restoration, a wood roof that was covered over by asphalt shingles and exterior doors that were historically significant and needed extensive restoration.
While these items were all constraints, Domus also excavated an existing dirt subfloor and replaced the entire area with a vapor barrier and concrete slab crawl space to allow access to plumbing, etc.
Other special features include the wooden ceiling and exposed hand hewn oak beams and columns installed throughout using antique reclaimed wood, and the antique reclaimed wood flooring and restoring the multi-colored slate entrance terrace.
The overall size of the structure is 63 feet in length by 26 feet deep for an approximate total of 1,638 square feet.