South County Estate
This project encompasses new construction and renovation work to an existing 3,000 square foot Colonial home. The existing architectural details of the original home were updated to match the detailing of the home’s new addition. The transition is seamless. On the inside of the home, there is a “modern” Colonial feel. A contemporary kitchen was installed and the use of modern lighting and trim details give the home a modern feel. Antique beams and glass give the kitchen a new twist on the average Colonial kitchen. Contemporary fixtures rest on native wide pine floors and give the feeling of being modern while still being well grounded. Curly maple cabinetry and stainless steel appliances complement the glass tile and the stainless steel upper cabinets with frosted glass doors in the kitchen. This is truly a gorgeous home blending the best of old and new.
Colonial Home at North Point
This colonial reproduction, entirely designed by Tim Egan, sits proudly on a horse farm in Litchfield, Connecticut. It is designed to have simple lines and give the feeling of being lofty yet well-grounded. Graduated window sizes from the first to the second floor move your eye up to a detailed cornice, then a slate roof. The roofing slate, obtained from the New York/Vermont border, was installed by our own team of craftsmen. In the case of this majestic home, a “graduated” pattern was used for the slate with variable width and length slates to give a thicker, built up look. In addition, the random pattern of the slates down plays some of the formality of the trim detail so that this home is well suited for the farm estate.
In 2007, Tim purchased and began renovation of the historic one-room schoolhouse in Milton. Although he is happy to build new custom homes, the historic schoolhouse represents just the kind of project that he loves. The schoolhouse had sadly been neglected for years. Tim’s vision was to make the schoolhouse into a home featuring two bedrooms, two full luxurious bathrooms, a half bath, a cook’s kitchen and a large great room. The original bead board walls were saved and are featured throughout the home. The original windows, complete with antique glass, were also saved. All new hardwood floors were installed throughout the home. Completely new electrical and plumbing and HVAC were completed. Our cabinetry shop fabricated custom cabinets for the living room and a gas log fireplace was added. The kitchen features a pot filler over the stove as well as a wine cooler. A Pennsylvania bluestone patio was added to the rear of the property outside both the living room and the master bedroom. The bell tower was removed and renovated and the bell, dating from 1848, was returned to the tower and rings today as a testament to the old school. The original millstone where the school children played has been saved and is still present in the front yard. The renovation took eight months to complete. The renovated home has been featured in Connecticut Home Living Magazine as well as other local home magazines in Connecticut and remains a favorite project for Tim and all of his craftsmen.
This beautiful custom built home was conceived as a Georgian Farmhouse with fieldstone veneer. The home is 7,000 square feet and features a great room with thirty-five foot vaulted ceilings, as well as massive crown moldings, custom cabinetry and paneling, all built in our cabinetry shop. The home boasts a gourmet kitchen, sunroom, workout room, library, and his and hers home offices. Exterior features of this impressive home include native fieldstone veneer, wood shingle roofing and a lead coated copper standing seam roof. We feel the end result is a striking home which is situated perfectly on a gorgeous piece of property.
Located in the colonial historic district of Milton, Connecticut, this 3,250 square foot home is one of Tim’s favorites! Before work could begin, the exterior design had to be approved by the historic district committee. The home was designed by Tim Egan and built by his craftsmen, on “spec” but before Tim could complete the project, someone fell in love with what Tim was doing with the home and an offer was made for purchase of the property. This beautiful home features 3 bedrooms, each with its own bath. There is a traditional half bath on the first floor as well. The home also features antique flooring, custom built bookshelves, a butler’s pantry with wet bar, crown moldings throughout as well as custom cabinetry made in our cabinetry shop. Exterior features include a covered porch, native field stone walls and blue stone terraces.
This project represents one of our traditional remodel and addition projects. This particular project included a gourmet kitchen and a living area. Beautiful antique hand-hewn beams were sourced by us and installed in a cathedral ceiling. Other features of this project include a massive stone fireplace and an antique wood paneled screen porch which overlooks the surrounding fields. The basement includes a full laundry as well as cedar closets. One of the challenges of this project was installing a full depth basement to a house that sits “slab on grade.” The entire foundation had to be jackhammered out of ledge. The end result was a home that was not only beautiful but more functional as well.
This project, built by Tim was a kitchen remodel and addition to an existing home. Additionally, the homeowners asked for bathroom remodels and upgrades, including custom-made vanities and all new tiled showers and tub enclosures. This home features a custom kitchen with granite counters, antique flooring and antique hand-hewn beams. Included in the project is a stone terrace overlooking a gorgeous pond with a fountain. Of particular interest is the sitting room, with an antique barn board entertainment center as well as the antique wood ceiling, shown in the photos. This approach changed the room from ordinary to extraordinary!
Low Country Salt Marsh
This home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina had “good bones” when Tim first saw it. After careful consideration regarding how the home would be used by the new owners and, with an eye towards wanting to be true to the roots of the home’s low country location, Tim designed a remodel that would check all the boxes. The rear porch was demolished and a new, bigger porch was installed that was more in keeping with honoring the home and the views of the saltwater marsh the home sits beside. A custom brick staircase was added and, Tim designed a water feature adjacent to the screened area of the porch. A screen porch was added on one side of the large porch complete with media access. This project truly allows outdoor living at its finest.
Bridgewater Pool House
This little gem is a 2,000 square foot pool house. Pool houses are becoming more and more popular, and we have done quite a few for our clients. Inside this particular pool house you will find raised paneling, fireplaces with granite surrounds and hand forged hardware. There are crown moldings throughout the pool house, as well as custom cabinets. The pool is simple with clean, elegant lines and is gunnite. Exterior features include stone fences as well as very pretty stone terraces.
The Washington Pool House near the Shepaug River
This pool home is all about relaxation! From the exterior, the home features a hip roof with cedar wood shingle siding and roofing. Antique hand-hewn beams, sourced by Tim, beautifully accent the home’s exterior. The cozy yet functional interior features custom cabinetry made in our cabinetry shop. The engineered stone floor is just what a pool house needs due to the swimming and water sports that happen outside. Beautiful landscaping around the pool and up a small hill to a fire pit and stone terrace with views of the pool make this a wonderful place to spend summer days.
Sadly, the original dwelling on this property, located in Cornwall, burned down. The new home, designed by Tim and the homeowners, is located in the historic district of Cornwall, so it was imperative that the house fit its surroundings. With careful thought to the design plan and attention to detail in the building, that goal was accomplished and the home looked like it had been in that location forever. This home features raised paneling and hand-forged hardware throughout. Antique hemlock and pine flooring, custom-built fireplace mantels and crown moldings are also features of the home and really help set the aesthetic the homeowners were seeking. The home contains a custom kitchen anyone would enjoy preparing a meal in. Custom television cabinets built in our own shop, and window seats add to the charm of this home.
A Modern Cornwall Hideaway
This modern home was definitely a departure from our normal projects! Built in the secluded woods of Cornwall along a yearly stream, is this certainly modern hideaway. Simple and clean details make this home really stand out. In the custom kitchen you will find a white oak peninsula and shelving as well as custom made cabinets and vanities from our cabinetry shop. We also installed radiant heated floors to make walking on the finished concrete floor, which the homeowner chose instead of a more traditional wood floor, comfortable in the chill of the fall and cold of the winters in Connecticut. Modern bathrooms with very modern fixtures can be found inside this home featuring stunning blue accent tile, a mahogany tub deck and a custom mahogany hanging vanity to complete this project. This modern rural retreat is truly one of a kind.
The idea for this project was to create a large addition to look as if it was the original house and what was already there, the original dwelling, became an appendage off to the side. The modest square footage of the original structure was transformed into a 3,500 square foot residence with 12 rooms, including three-suite bedrooms with dressing rooms. While the vastness of the house and its gardens makes for a formal impression, the blending of the new and the old, always a challenge, was accomplished to create a beautiful home.
Stillson Hill Residence
With such a fabulous view of the countryside, this project was a sunroom addition featuring a Nanna wall door that allows the room to be opened up to the outside. These folding glass walls bring the outside in and allow for countless possibilities for living space.
Historic Kent Restaurant
This project, the first restaurant built by Tim and his staff, is a modern tavern in a historical setting. The Swift-Bull house bears the name of two families who owned it for a combined 177 years. The original structure was built around 1781 as a three bay, one story building measuring a bit over 1,000 square feet. Over the years, it was home to a farmer, the Town’s Postmaster, three physicians and a funeral director. In 2016, the restoration of the property was undertaken, preserving the post and beam frame and matching the original materials. It is just the type of project that Tim enjoys, a historical restoration. The completed building project is now home to Ore Hill and Swyft.
“The restaurant opened at the end of last year in an 18th-century house and combines original immense stone fireplaces and post-and-beam construction with simple furnishings, lighting and greenery courtesy of an all-star team with design credits that include work at Claridge’s, The Carlyle and Calvin Klein Home.” – from howtospendit.com
Barns have been a vital — and beautiful — element of the New England landscape from earliest Colonial times. As horse farm owners, one of our specialties is design and construction of equine barns that blend 21st century state-of-the-art design and technology with authentic New England charm and character. All of the barns you see on our website have been totally designed and built by Tim Egan. We would be happy build or restore a barn for you.
North Point Equine Barn (Litchfield, Connecticut)
This stunning horse barn was designed by Tim Egan and built by his craftsmen using traditional architectural shapes. The goal was a functional horse barn with an aesthetically pleasing exterior. This 110’ by 60’ barn contains six mahogany horse stalls, each with automatic heated waterers with consumption gauges, and equine foot pads. An automatic insecticide system to keep flies at bay and out of the barn was also installed. The full working office which features a tiled floor, coffered ceilings and plenty of counter space, bookshelves and deep drawers, includes a kitchen and full bath and air-conditioning throughout as well as radiant floor heat. A separate heated equine wash room as opposed to the standard wash stall, tack room, tractor bay, separate kitchen for the horses as well fire alarms complete the building. What makes this barn a success in meeting the needs of both horse and rider is the fact that Tim, having been a horse and cattle farm owner himself, understands the intimacies of what makes a horse barn work for both horse and rider and this one certainly does just that.
Stillson Hill Barn
This beautiful barn is a new post and beam with a hybrid frame built to serve as garage for the home owners automobiles as well as serve as a recreation space. We think you will agree that the exterior does not give away the beauty that is found on the interior as seen in the gorgeous wood and lighting it contains.
Rippey Lake Equine Barn (Nashville, Tennessee)
The impeccable barn has attention to detail that horse lovers will definitely appreciate. This equine barn was originally a tobacco shed near Nashville, Tennessee. It originally had a dirt floor with a roof and no sides. As he always does in this type of project, Tim designed the barn to be not only beautiful but fully functional for both horse and rider. The barn contains nine stalls each with matted floors and custom made door fronts, each with an exterior window, and automatic heated waterers. Like all of his barn builds, there is an auto misting spray system for flies, an amenity every horseman appreciates. The barn also features a wash room with hot and cold water, tack room, and separate feed room. There is an air conditioned and heated office with a half bath. The barn also has a full lab with a deep sink, refrigerator and plenty of electrical outlets. The walls of the barn are tongue and groove and are gorgeous! For a twist, Tim decided to install a drinking fountain for people in the barn, the thought being that cold water was readily accessible while doing barn work as well as cutting down on the need for plastic cups and water bottles, a boon for the environment.
Old Glory Barn Restoration
This beautiful antique barn was restored and reproduced after it had fallen down. Tim was able to use the existing foundation aesthetically, but for safety reasons, he internally built a brand new foundation on which the barn now rests. This barn features antique barn siding and a hand-shingled roof. The barn, a wonderful piece of New England history, is frequently featured in various publications and is a favorite of local painters and photographers. We are honored to have been given the opportunity to bring this barn back to life!