Historic Woodbury House
In Woodbury, Connecticut, we designed the renovation and restoration of the 1763 Cressey House near the Main Street on the town’s famous “kettle” or glacial pond. The house had many distinguished owners, including Charles and Anna Manville; the library includes murals painted in the 1930’s by Anna, showing the town, its people, and its architectural history.
Our approach was to gently re-orient the house toward contemporary life, carefully correct the proportions of 20th century additions, and finesse the floor plan to create a more spacious and social kitchen, while unclogging the house’s varied living spaces.
Upstairs, we renovated the primary suite to create a dressing area and an elegant, light filled bathroom. In addition, we renovated the guest bedrooms and bath.
We strived to ensure that evidence of the house’s age was celebrated instead of made clean and even.
Photos by Noe Dewitt