The Spotted Horse inhabits one of the oldest buildings in Westport fondly known as "The Sherwood Mansion". It had fallen into disrepair barely habitable and certainly unused yet it occupied a big place in the communities' consciousness. Part of the parcel that was developed for urban outfitters the house was originally slated for demolition to make way for extra parking. After studying the site plan and identifying that this old house could serve as a perfect counterpoint to the modern addition next store. We moved the house for the second time in its history and placed it on a flood proofed basement that would house a full commercial kitchen. Upstairs the patron floor freed from back of house requirements is now experienced as a whole, immediately communicating the charm of this old residence to the patron.