At Home - Sellars Lathrop Architects, LLC



At Home - Sellars Lathrop Architects, LLC
athome magazine A-List Awards 2012
winner renovation
Energ y Star
This Westport Cape has
been updated in more
ways than one. In addition
to a more modern look,
up-to-date energy-saving
measures give this place a
fresh start for today.
Ann Lathrop, AIA, NCARB
Sellars Lathrop Architects, LLC
Craig Chard, Owner
Chard Builders, LLC
Kitchen and Bath
by C.A.M., LLC
mping up useful square footage and improving an awkward
layout, without expanding the footprint of the 1950s Westport Cape, was the client’s charge to architect Ann Lathrop.
“Our task was to maintain the form, but give it a new twist, and
a new life,” says the designer. Lathrop, whose practice includes building significant energy efficiencies into her projects, went even further.
Even though the rehab had a tight budget, the design incorporated
improved insulation, super-efficient windows and an HVAC system,
and what Lathrop calls “a lot of off-the-shelf products that save energy.” These create a stylish design that will cut the home’s operating
costs significantly for the long haul. Lathrop also notes that Connecticut has an ongoing Energy Efficiency Fund from which home owners
can apply for rebates when they “green up” a home.
The beauty part of the renovation opened up the house with a
raised roofline and windowed dormers front and back, providing the
second floor with expanded living space and great light. A standing
seam metal roof on the new front porch gives the façade what Lathrop
calls “shimmer.” Oversized, somewhat chunky porch posts call atten-
tion to the front entry, adding substance and a farmhouse feel to the
restyled Cape form.
By flipping the position of the kitchen in the floor plan to create
a new great room, the owners can also enjoy a prospect toward the
nature center that adjoins their property, further enhancing what has
become a refreshed and highly functional space. -JO
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Sellars Lathrop Architects, LLC wins at athome Magazine’s Third Annual A-List Awards
Stamford, CT, September 14, 2012 – Sellars Lathrop Architects, LLC won the 2012 A-List Award in the
Renovation category at Moffly Media’s 3rd annual A-List Awards, Fairfield County’s premiere home design
competition, on Thursday, September 13, at the Palace Theater in Stamford. The gala event included an
elegant cocktail reception catered by Urban Chic, Inc., followed by an exciting awards presentation hosted by
designer and former judge Eric Cohler, who revealed the winners together with the current A-List judges.
Winners in sixteen categories were selected by a panel of distinguished judges that included Gary Brewer,
partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Thom Filicia, Victoria Hagan, Alexa Hampton, Richard
Hartlage, Celerie Kemble, Corey Papadopoli, Peter Pennoyer and Stephen Stimson. Categories included Bath
Design, Bedroom, Dining Room, Entryway, Historical Home Renovation, Kids’ Bedroom, Kids’ Space,
Kitchen Design, Landscape (Less than one acre), Landscape (Greater than one acre), Living Spaces, Modern
Architecture, Pool House, Renovation, Traditional Architecture (Less than 7,000 square feet), and Traditional
Architecture (Greater than 7,000 square feet).
The finalists in each category were announced in a special-event program that was bound into athome and all
of the Moffly town magazines’ September issues.
The November/December issue of athome will feature major editorial spreads of the winning projects with
additional photography and information, as well as A-List Awards event photos.
The event is made possible by title sponsor ABC Worldwide Stone, and presenting sponsors Aitoro
Appliances, Clarke – The Ultimate Kitchen Resource Center, Hemingway Custom Cabinetry, Lillian August,
Tischler und Sohn, and White Birch Studio. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for
Moffly Media is the publisher of Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan-Darien, Stamford, athome in Fairfield
County and Fairfield Living magazines. In addition to the A-List Awards, Moffly Media also hosts Women
In Business, The Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut, Light a Fire, and Best of Greenwich.