A Collection of Gambrels

A Collection of Gambrels

Over the past several months, many gambrel roof gables have sprung from our “drawing boards”.  In fact one of our house projects, all on its own, contributes eight full gables to the count (it’s a good-sized house). The design of a gambrel roof involves the keeping of a ticklish balance.  Too narrow and it looks […]

House on Cape Cod 10/06/12

House on Cape Cod 10/06/12

Last summer I was very excited with a commission to design a new shingle style house on a half acre of land in the seaside town of Chatham, MA, bordering the pastoral links of the golf course at Chatham Bars Inn.  The design was inspired by the local vernacular, which is steeped in the “architecture […]

House on Cape Cod 4/29/12

House on Cape Cod 4/29/12

Some months have passed since we last shared construction progress at the house next to the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, MA.  Much progress has occurred since our last post about this project.  All the framing and sheathing is complete, all the windows installed, the flashings, the trim, the roof shingles and siding shingles…all installed.  It looks […]

Rejuvenating a Building on the Green in Guilford, CT

Rejuvenating a Building on the Green in Guilford, CT

An adaptive reuse alteration project currently in the making by Joseph Bergin Architect P.C. was met with a very positive reception from the Historic District Commission in Guilford, CT after our recent presentation at their monthly hearing. The existing building, a dilapidated mish-mash incorporating more than a century and a half of construction layering, is […]

House on Cape Cod 1/10/2012

House on Cape Cod 1/10/2012

If you are seeing this series of “House on Cape Cod” posts for the first time, today’s post follows two others (and precedes many more) which are memorializing the construction progress on one of our recent projects, a home in Chatham, MA.  The homeowner visited the site yesterday and snapped these photos, which show good progress in […]

House on Cape Cod 12/21/11

House on Cape Cod 12/21/11

Our first post about this project was just last week.  We showed a rendering of the street facade and a photograph of the vacant building lot.  If you’ve recently seen that post, please don’t be confused…there has not been this much progress in that short period of time; please recall that the photo we showed […]

Westport House Make-over 12/19/2011

Westport House Make-over 12/19/2011

    The homeowners asked me to visit their house on Long Lots Road in Westport, CT to discuss various alterations they were considering.  We reviewed some interior alteration ideas, and then they took me to the front yard.  They pointed to the upper windows of the house and lamented that because the eave was so low in […]

House on Cape Cod

I have always been captivated by seaside architecture, especially the vernacular of the New England coastal regions.  So I was very excited when new clients called us this past summer to commission a house in the seaside community of Chatham, MA.  They purchased a half acre building lot that is nestled against the golfing greens […]