Update the family room and front facade of a traditional brick colonial, creating something contemporary, light and fun. The owners had already extended the rear of the home with sweeping curvilinear forms and volumes that mimicked the rolling hills and pastures outside.
Insert a contemporary design into a traditional box, drawing on the owner's love of curves. The room's lack of right angles reflects the owner's daring and sense of fun. Tall walls provide plenty of space for artistic handiwork. A flat-screen television recessed into the wall, with a corner fireplace from inside and out, completes the entertainment center. Outside, a sweeping colonnade separates a stone-paver courtyard from the driveway, with a more imposing entrance complementing both the traditional front and the free-form rear. Guests feel a true sense of arrival after traveling the quarter-mile, tree-lined driveway.