Old Lyme Cottage Renovation
2012 HOBI AWARD WINNER ~~ Best Vacation Home Remodel
This project included the total gut, lifting and renovation of this 1,700 sq. ft. summer cottage in the seaside community of Old Lyme. This home's renovation plan was prepared by Point One Architects and Planners in Old Lyme. To meet the new FEMA guidelines, the home was required to be raised 2 1/2 feet. Every inch of this charming home was carefully redesigned to provide optimum use, from built-in cabinetry and hide-away spaces, to a finished loft as a rainy day space for the kids. Just to add a little intensity to the project, it had to be completed off season to abide by the community's summer hammer laws. The project was started in the late fall and the owners arrived to a new cottage in mid June!
"Any home construction project can be derailed before it even begins based on your choice of general contractor. I didn’t know it at the time, but our choice of Coastal Construction Management, LLC guaranteed our project would be an all-around success. I was prepared for a stressful re-build of our vacation home, but Mike Scarpa and his team turned our ambitious plans into a beautiful reality. All of our concerns, questions and changes were met with a smile and a “no problem.” I could not imagine a more accommodating, harder working project manager than Mike. Best of all, he was consistently on site, oversaw every contractor, and inspected every installation. Having Mike a phone call away and always available put our minds at ease. We could not more enthusiastically recommend Coastal Construction Management. I can honestly say we were lucky to have Mike managing our re-build, and he will be our one and only phone call for our next dream project."
-- Michael Francis, Old Lyme, CT