The owner of this elegant home, perched on the banks of the Connecticut River, wanted a home which reflected their informal life style where entertaining revolved around cooking with friends. By eliminating a massive fireplace which separated the kitchen from the living space the home was converted into an spacious Manhattan style loft. The large gourmet kitchen which resulted has a 12 foot long counter for cooking and eating. State of the art appliances, uba tuba counters and bamboo cabinets make for a chef’s dream come true. The renovation also involved reconfiguring the guest suite into an elegant spa like area.