Historic homes, long abandoned by families and appropriated by businesses during the 1970's, are finding new life again as residences in Norwalk, Connecticut. In this small New England city, surrounded by affluent coastal communities with a scarcity of quality apartments, Fiedler Marciano Architecture is working with a local developer intent on respecting the character of these homes and neighborhoods. Two such projects, The Samuel L. Weed House, a centered gable home located across from Norwalk's town green, and The Samuel Smith House, an Italianate home just off the green, have been creatively reconfigured into a combination of modern 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.