Darien House Scheduled for Demolition Gets a Last Minute Makeover

So, there is a building in Darien scheduled for demolition in the coming weeks. But before this structure gets the wrecking ball, the property owners have given an artist a chance to have a little fun with it, transforming it just in time for halloween!

The house, which was built in 1920, will be demolished as part of a revitalization project within Darien known as The Corbin District. The district, owned by Baywater Properties developer David Genovese, is a mixed-use redevelopment spanning from Corbin Drive to the Bank of America building on Post Road, Darien.

Back in July the Darien planning & Zoning committee passed approval on a 5,000-square-foot, two-story office building with a 1,300-square-foot rooftop outdoor terrace which will fill the void when this house is taken down.

With demolition on the horizon, building management gave Norwalk graphic designer Brian Kaspr an opportunity to get creative on the house. The artist, a Maryland Institute College of Art grad, created a haunted house with the words “There’s no place like home” wrapped around the building.


This is the second project Kaspr has done with the The Corbin District. Earlier this Summer the artist painted mural on a wall outside Green & Tonic (1096 Boston Post Road, Darien).

The house won’t be there long! So head on out and visit the house and to share photos on Instagram & Tiki’s Tok for a chance to win prizes from area merchants, just tag @TheCorbinDistrict and @DarienCTChamber. Oh and we’d also like to see! So tag us too @HeyStamford

The “Haunted House” is located at 34 Old Kings Highway South.