Location: Old Lyme, CT
Owner: Reynold's Subaru
Architect: Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects
Completed: October 2017
This beautiful waterfront dealership was completed in the fall of 2017 and is the result of close collaboration between Subaru of New England and historic Old Lyme, CT. The Reynolds family has been in business on Hamburg Cove since 1859 and this new store expands the Subaru sales and service capacity, providing a comfortable and one-of-a-kind setting.
Construction of the new facility also included major site improvements. A full walk-out basement opens to an IPE-clad waterfront patio with blue-stone paver hardscape facing the waterfront. The basement level includes corporate offices, a conference room, employee and automotive tech breakrooms, and file storage space.
The first floor deck has been ruggedly designed to support the Reynolds’ Subaru vehicle inventory and new showroom and office functions. The customer-centric showroom includes a customer lounge with fireplace and coffee bar, a kid’s zone and a quiet lounge for visitors to enjoy.
A high-end 9,400 SF service department includes a radiant heated floor slab, full-coverage automotive-grade tile flooring, a service drive and customer write-up area, a parts storage department, and 12 service bays with fully recessed in-ground lifts.
The historic carriage house design combines the iconic stone veneered Subaru tower with a vertical siding, architectural asphalt shingles, gabled roof lines, and New England barn-inspired accents.