Behind this home is a spectacular view up the Esopus Creek.
The original house, the brick structure to the left, was a rectangle not oriented to the water. Elda and her husband Tom needed an open plan and wanted to take advantage of the great potentials of the site. The design solution was to add on to the side of the house thus orienting the home to the view. The garage is located in front of the addition and is used to enclose a picket-fenced front garden.
A series of changes – bluestone path, picket fence, garden, porch, then front door prepare you for the surprise view once you enter. These “patterns” are documented in Christopher Alexander’s classic study, “A Pattern Language.”