Trolley House

Norwalk, Connecticut

This remarkable 3,400 square foot house was designed by Beinfield Architecture PC of Rowayton CT. It sits on a narrow spit of land surrounded by a tidal estuary. The land originally supported trolley tracks running to an historical amusement park, which no longer stands. Beinfield Architecture's design drew inspiration from the tracks and wooden roller coaster structures in use in the old park.

Designed to foster a relationship with it’s natural surroundings, the main portion of the house sits on concrete piers to allow for flood waters to flow beneath. An exoskeleton of lateral bracing shield storm shutters that protect the house from storms and provide additional insulation in the winter.

Landtech provided site planning and environmental engineering, as well as coastal permitting and management of the approvals process in this environmentally sensitive location.

Landtech was awarded a 2017 AIA Connecticut Design Award for contributions to this project.


Image Credits

  • Bruce Beinfield Architecture


LANDTECH's engineering and environmental science services include:

  • Civil engineering
  • Site planning
  • Environmental science
  • Soil testing
  • Structural engineering
  • Coastal structures
  • Wetland services
  • Wastewater treatment plans
  • Land surveying
  • Stormwater management plans
  • Project feasability analysis
  • Shoreline construction
  • Construction financing
  • Project management
  • Construction management
  • Permit coordination and management

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