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Posted by Mark Toussaint on May 10th, 1998 10:09 AM

Dear Bob,
We have a projected that would be of interest to your viewers. We are planning a renovation and addition to our 1938 cobblestone house. The house was built to resemble a home found in the Swiss Alps. It is built on cinder slabs supported by steel beams. While the outside of the home is truly beautiful and is:
- outfitted with handmade shutters and garage door that are fitted tongue and groove
- a cobblestone driveway a large flagstone terrace
- beautfiful stone walls
- located on Candlewood Lake (the largest man-made lake in New England, strecthcin 11 miles long and has 110 miles of shoreline.

While the outside of the home is truly beautiful the inside needs to be revamped. It currenlty is outfitted with 1940s applianced and decor. The rooms are very small and dark and the kitchen is nearly disfuntional.

We have already hired an architect who specializes in restoration work as we are very concerned that an addition coudl ruin the "look" of the house. This architect has worked for the acclaimed architect Kevin Roche and Noyes Voight Architects who specialize in restoration. In addition he has restored several buildings at Yale University, preserving there historic value but modernizing to fit the code of today. He has ensured us that the addition will not destroy the unique beauty of the home however it will enhance the beauty.

If this project is of interest to you please e-mail us. We would be happy to send photographs and/or a videotape.

We are conviently located 60 miles North of NYC and 150 miles from Boston. thank you for your consideration.

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