Residence, Litchfield County, CT


For 14 years for this client Chandler provided on-going services for multiple projects starting with initial design and development of this estate on 46 acre site. While “Green” was not a stated objective, good traditional design and commonsense incorporated many features that are now requirements of Green rating programs. A new house of Georgian design with companion orangerie joined by classical English garden was set in understated landscaping preserving the country setting. The carefully planned driveway crosses a stream over a wooden timber bridge and winds through woods up a steep hill to break into an open field through an opening in restored stone walls. A dramatic view of the house set on the hill above is the reward of this carefully designed and constructed approach.


Project Type  -    Residential
Location  -    Litchfield County, CT

Project Management

A diverse team of professionals was managed and coordinated to achieve a successful project. Professional owner representation provided the owner with options to make clear cut decisions distilled from complex information. Foresight and planning accomplished documented cost savings well in excess of 10 times the fee for services.

  • Conceptual budgets and schedules served as yardsticks to meet Owner objectives
  • A wooden prefabricated bridge was chosen for reasons of the environment, time and cost, as well as for aesthetics. The results satisfied all objectives and the bridge has become a local landmark
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system was recommended for both energy savings as well as to take advantage of an early incentive program
  • A contracting strategy was established to allow Owner through the project manager to separately contract and manage construction of bridge and road saving fees from general contractor selected for house and out buildings.