The owners of a ranch-style house on the corner of Hawthorne Road and Meadow Lane are seeking permission to create a two-story home on the lot that includes a front porch. Because it sits on a corner, the single-story home at 36 Hawthorne Road has two front yards, whose required setbacks are larger than side and rear yards in the one-third acre zone (and most others). According to a statement of hardship filed with the town planner by James Schettino of New Canaan-based James Schettino Architects, the proposed two-story home is to be contained in the current building footprint and the project would see an enclosure of the existing covered porch added, as well as covered front entry, mudroom and side porches. The structure predates the current zoning regulations as well as corner lot setback requirements, Schettino noted in the statement. “We believe the proposed additions will fit within the context of the neighborhood and not adversely affect the character of nearby properties,” he said.