Doyle Coffin Architecture LLC

Services Provided
Architecture, Planning, Cabinetry

Areas Served
Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont

Business Description
Distinctive architectural design supported by professional, intelligent and comprehensive service is Doyle Coffin Architecture’s core business focus since 1973. A commitment to excellence with regard to architectural planning, sustainable design, use of technology, client relationships and an extensive knowledge of the construction market are what set us apart from competitors in the industry.

Certification and Awards
Leading Ridgefield Area Architectural Firm - Best of Houzz 2014
Peter Coffin 
158 Danbury Rd Ste 9,
Ridgefield, Connecticut,
United States, 06877 
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Maybe a 6" horizontal, ipe, shiplap siding? Definitely would give a more modern appearance. Good luck with your project!
April 4, 2014 at 10:14am   
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Carol Lee's Creations
Have you thought about carrying out the stone theme of your pillars? You can get a thin stone product that can be attached and sealed so that your house looks like it's all stone.
Another idea would be to use the round tree slices. Here's a link to a great artist that does that..
April 6, 2014 at 8:38am   
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The most disconcerning aspect of the front facade is the door and light fixture being slightly off center from the gable roof. Both are too close not to be centered. I would recommend removing the stone veneer, centering the door and creating a new covered portico and front steps.
April 4, 2014 at 10:00am        Thanked by emma713
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Dar Eckert
Here's a couple of ideas

1. stucco the front and add decorative tiles.
2. add some awnings over the door and dormer windows
3. Plant a tree on the right side of the house to conceal the way the house juts out on that end.

Homer Clifton Oatman, AIA
Private Residence II
April 8, 2014 at 6:36am      Thanked by emma713
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Dar Eckert
To make the door appear more balanced in the gable, put the house numbers large and vertical next to the door on the right.

Another balancing idea is to build a small deck at the top of the stairs that is as wide as the gable. Then put some pots of flowers on the area to the right of the door or perhaps a small bench there. One of the photos shows a raised platform with a pot of plants on top. That could work for you here too.

entry detail - decorative unit masonry, resin panels and custom ironwork
Once Upon a Front Porch
Kirkland Residence
April 9, 2014 at 8:48am      Thanked by emma713
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We've completed 2 residential renovation projects with Doyle Coffin Architecture, and would gladly begin a third tomorrow. The firm's ability to deliver great ...
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Peter Coffin of Doyle Coffin Architecture LLC designed my very extensive house renovation completed over 12 years ago. He also completed plans for a subsequent ...
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We are currently in the middle of our second major project under the guidance of Peter and the DCA firm. Our first major addition, completed several years ago,...
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DCA was responsive, solutions-oriented and cost-effective. They produced a creative, adaptive design in a challenging, highly visible, historic context. The res...
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I have worked with this company for many years and many projects. As a residential contractor they are my preferred architectural firm to work with. They are ...
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As an architect, it is critically important for me to work with a talented team of professionals and experts who are not only great designers, but are able to e...
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