A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
Monday, November 15, 2010
The Town of West Hartford needed a third middle school (i.e., grades six through eight). They bought this mansion from a private school and then built large additions behind it.
I thought this was a nice solution. They preserved an unusual and appealing older building in a neighborhood that is primarily residential. And, the town got the additional space they needed for classrooms. The additions don't try to mimic the style of the mansion, but they do reflect the scale (height) and the color palette.