This project in Riverside, Connecticut, consisted of a major house addition and renovation. The design of the addition transformed a traditional colonial home into a postmodern residence. The addition – predominantly to the back of the house – consisted of a double-height octagonal family room, which opened onto the kitchen. The second level of the family room opened onto the second floor of the existing house, creating both brightness and an impression of grandeur. The location of the family room allowed it to be well integrated with the rest of the house’s entertaining rooms. A large master bedroom and bathroom suite was added, which included a private balcony and bay window.