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Small Ranch Rennovation, Built in 1941

For many, a childhood home is a haven and still lives in our hearts. This project is very special to Cuomo Construction as we were chosen to transform this (his) childhood home into this couple’s forever home.

The small ranch was originally built in 1941. An addition was added in 1957 which brought the house to just over 1100 square feet. We worked closely with the homeowners to re-design the house and adding a new master bedroom, new master bathroom, new entrance, and new two car garage for a total under air square footage of 2400 square feet.

The project was very satisfying as emphasize was placed on incorporating the old and the new to blend effortlessly. Keeping pieces that were original to the home played an important role as the transformation took place. Just a few examples are the original corner cupboards that were removed, stored and repositioned in the dining room. A workbench which now contains memories instead of tools has been repurposed beautifully for the center kitchen island. Custom built-in bench under kitchen window, custom shelving in kitchen, large custom built in cabinetry in entrance adds to nostalgic charm of this home.

Custom Built Colonial Farmhouse

This custom built colonial farmhouse in a Pacific Blue exterior features a covered front porch with elaborate columns and multi-pane windows. The home opens to a two-story foyer with the main staircase crafted of natural wood treads, posts and handrails. The classic white kitchen features a walk-in pantry, built-in wine and server area, and ample counter-space. The contrasting island features ample space for eating and additional workspace. A breakfast area opens to the spacious family room with a fireplace and plenty of natural lighting. Personal touches, such as a barn door and built-in bench, adorn the mudroom entering from the attached three-car garage. The secondary staircase from the mudroom leads up to a game room that can be used alternatively as a guest room. The master bedroom amenities include a large ensuite bath with double vanities, walk-in shower, and a very sizable walk-in closet with custom shelving. Three bedrooms, along with a laundry room and a main bath are located on the second level.

Durham Carriage House

This stunning carriage house is 642 square feet.  The custom design by Lisa Davenport accommodates this lovely couple's desire to have year round gardening in New England in addition to vehicle storage.  The exterior is 1 x 12 rough sawn Pine.  The carriage house is insulated with two ductless heat pumps and the garden area is wrapped with Azek  for ease of care.

As Seen in the Courant

Passive Solar Design

The passive solar design and modern clean lines offer this1800 square foot custom home an open floor plan with abundant natural light.  The southern exposure expanse of the curtain wall window system brings the outdoors in to take advantage of the beautiful wildlife that the homeowners enjoy so much.  The plan is open and bright offering two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open style kitchen and two car garage.  This home is ENERGY STAR qualified with geothermal heating and cooling

Stone, Stucco & Curb Appeal

Stone and stucco exterior give this 3300 square foot home wonderful curb appeal.  The floor plan features a welcoming center stair hall, living room on one side and dining on the other. The large kitchen complete with center island opens up to the family room complete with fireplace.  The spacious master bedroom, master bath with walk-in closet is located on the second floor along with three additional bedrooms and main bath.  This home features geothermal heating and cooling and is ENERGY STAR qualified.

Style & Comfort

Energy Star Qualified, Geothermal Heating and Cooling, on demand water heaters, style and comfort set this custom 3500 square foot home apart from the crowd. The two story foyer has a semi-circular staircase which flanks a study to the left and a flex space/bedroom on right complete with full bath on this level. Just beyond the foyer is an enormous, sun filled kitchen/dinette fit for any gourmet cook which flows into the two story great room complete with fireplace and overlook balcony. The three season sun room can be accessed by the dinette and the large rear deck. A luxury master retreat boasts a walk-in closet, mater bath complete with corner garden tub, custom shower and his and her sinks. A balcony hall connects three secondary bedrooms, laundry room and a whimsical secret room.

Fairy Tale Pool House

Dubbed the Fairy Tale Pool House, this 300 square foot structure completes this property which is truly loved.  Behind the gingerbread exterior, this new space features 9 foot ceilings, state of the art kitchen complete with granite tops and stainless steel appliances, a half bath fitted with wainscoting, custom Victorian finish work, Victorian antique accents, heating and air conditioning, and a storage area.

Traditional Classic Colonial

This home is a traditional classic Colonial that has big curb appeal with its symmetry and grace. A very livable floor plan features formal rooms such as dining and living in the front of the home. Spacious and casual zones resides in the rear of the home including a four season porch right off the breakfast area. Grand scale comfort resides upstairs as well. The master retreat is calming and spacious including a large walk-in closet. The master bathroom is impressive due to its 20 x 20 size. It includes a large double vanity including make-up area, whirlpool tub and double person shower. There are three additional bedrooms one of which is an additional suite complete with dressing area, walk-in closet and bathroom.

3,500 Square Foot Beauty

This 3500 square foot beauty is a Frank Betz® design and features a striking exterior with a partial cultured stone façade and copper roofed front portico and a 3 car garage. The interior is equally as captivating with a two story foyer as well as a two story family room. The kitchen is beautifully laid out with a center island and a five sided vaulted breakfast room. It has five bedrooms, all on the second floor and the master contains a vaulted sitting area as well as a luxurious vaulted master bath with a fireplace and his and hers closets. There are two stairways in this home and three and a half baths.

Intriguing Design

This intriguing design is by Mascord Design Associates®. This 3500 square foot home features a captivating roof line and a stunning brick accent façade. The covered arched entryway welcomes you into the stunning two story foyer. The sweeping curved stairway pulls your eye upward into the light filled space. This home features two masonry fireplaces, one in the living room and another in the family room. The kitchen is also bright with its large windows and corner sink with large angle windows above it. This home has four bedrooms on the second level. The master bedroom features a bay sitting area with a luxurious master bath with a spa tub, large tiled shower and large master closet. This home has three full baths.

Born From a Custom Design

This home was born from a custom design. The natural stone façade is a definite eye catcher which mixes beautifully here with the other exterior material used. This home also has a natural stone walkway and front steps that lead to a covered entry.

This home is 2400 square feet with an unfinished bonus that will add an additional 400 square feet if so desired. There are four bedrooms and two full baths on the second floor. The first floor contains a large family room with a stone fireplace, a formal dining, office/den and efficient u-shaped kitchen.

Classic Architectural Statement

The double wings and center railed portico of this home work in concert to create a classic architectural statement with this custom design. The two story foyer is flanked by the spacious dining room and formal living room, each containing a large triple window with transoms. A large family room with a beautiful stone façade masonry fireplace opens conveniently to the kitchen and bayed breakfast room. The master suite features a vaulted ceiling, a spacious master bathroom and large master closet. This home is 3500 square feet with four bedrooms, second floor recreational room and a three car garage.

Sweeping Front Porch

Columns, gables, multi-pane windows and a sweeping front porch give this home it's gracious and welcoming appearance. The interior amenities are just as impressive. The formal rooms are to the right and left of the open two-story foyer. The center hall leads to the back of the home to the large, bright European style kitchen with a center island and a large dinette area. The kitchen is open to the family room that contains a masonry fireplace and a stunning wall of windows that flank the rear of the home. A separate mud room, laundry room and bathroom add to the livability of the main level. On the second level there are four bedrooms including the spacious master bedroom with a lavish master bath and ample closet space throughout the second floor. There is also a spacious recreational room on this level. This home is from a custom design. It is 3600 square feet with a three car garage.

Classic American Traditional

The classic styling of this American traditionalis defined by an entry door featuring simple sidelights and a transom above the six paneled door. The traditional elegance is further enhanced by the Palladian center window. Inside, a grand foyer is flanked by a spacious dining room to the left and a formal study complete with a fireplace is situated to the right. A magnificent two-story family room with another fireplace is found toward the rear. This room is the heart of the home which captivates its guests with the impressive size, the visible second story balcony and two-story wall of glass complete with sliding doors. This home features two master bedrooms, one on the main level and the other on the second level complete with master baths and master closets. There are two additional bedrooms on the second level, a completed expansive hobby room and two stairways. This home is a custom design, over 4000 square feet and has a three car garage.

Scalloped Shingles

Scalloped shingles, a front porch with stick work and a bay window give this home folk Victorian flair. The interior delights as well, with a bayed dining room accessed to the large kitchen. The bayed dinette offers ample space that open to the backyard. The large family room boasts a focal-point fireplace and triple windows. This well-planned floor plan contains a first floor laundry room and a separate half bath. The second floor contains three bedrooms and a completed bonus room. The master bedroom is generously sized with a large, double vanity master bathroom. This home is custom designed at 2900 square feet. It has a two car garage.

Creative Living Solutions

This design by Creative Living Solutions®features the utmost in executive living. The covered front portico leads into the impressive two story foyer. The two story foyer separates the living room and den, both containing a large bayed window. The kitchen is quite impressive with a snack bar, a center island and a large butler's pantry. The dinette extends outward in a bayed fashion complete with three sides of windows and a full glass door leading to an enormous deck. Upstairs you will find five bedrooms. The two front bedrooms feature the bayed windows found on the first floor contributing to the stately symmetry of this home. The master bedroom is accessed by double entry doors and has a vaulted ceiling. The master bath boasts a bayed alcove for the garden tub, a separate water closet, large walk-in closet, linen closet, custom shower stall and double vanities. This home is 4000 square feet and has a three car garage.


We are very proud to be an Energy Star Partner. To earn the Energy Star, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.

MeetingHouse Village

Meetinghouse Village is the newest active adult community under construction in beautiful, historic Durham, CT. We are truly excited to offer you a variety of spectacular features at a price point that is incredible. View a tour below or Click to read more...

Happy Clients

Dear Nancy,

Mark and I want to thank you and Tony for the great wine and delicious cookies. We enjoyed having you with us. The time passed so quickly. The nice part of having a Cuomo home is meeting the Cuomos. We are the lucky ones.



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