unusual room shapes and designed half
the windows in wood and the other half in
metal, elements Kostelecky incorporated
into the addition.
Working in close consultation with
Blank and Sutton, Kostelecky designed a
two-story ell incorporating a large, open
kitchen with an attached portico, and
on the lower level, a two-car garage and
entry hall. He made the addition defer
to the main house by placing it at a lower
For the kitchen, Kostelecky designed
large metal-and-glass French doors across
the back wall, which allow a broad view of
the pond. An attached metal balcony mimics the metalwork on the many balconies on
the original house.
Inside, the walls are plain stucco. A
Spanish-style corner fireplace is modeled after others in the house. The kitchen’s high tray ceiling is lined with exposed
beams salvaged from old Connecticut
barns — as were the beams in the rest of the
house. The floor is laid with large squares
of limestone over radiant heat.