Architecturally accurate addition designed for historic stone house in New York.
This early stone house has been well-loved. One wood frame addition had been added but the new owners were looking for extra space and more contemporary accommodations. The design included an entrance foyer, (the existing entrance was directly into the living room.) dining space, kitchen, master bedroom suite and a sun space. These spaces wrap half-way around the stone structure shielding it from the weather and creating total view of the former exterior from the interior of the additions. Exterior finishes mixed stone and wood siding to match the existing and are used to define the basic functions within.
A Well Thought Out Floor Plan
Slate and copper roofs also define these functions, slate on the steeper slopes and copper on shallow slopes. It is always an interesting challenge to respect a beautiful existing structure while adding on and renovating. The solution here is to mix the whole range of shapes and materials of the style and let a well thought out floor plan decide how they are assembled.