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Addition to make a man's home his castle

Home addition makes man’s home his castle

Home addition doubled the existing square footage by adding a second floor.

The original brick structure is a 19th century toll house. It’s purpose was for tallying bluestone before being hauled to the Esopus Creek. The design challenge was to economically and aesthetically tie-in while arriving at a strong floor plan. Part of the solution was to use wood as an exterior finish in lieu of brick. This decision was to adhere to a tight budget. By playing with scale the two parts fit perfectly.

A man’s home is his castle

The oversized corner boards (pilasters in architect-ese) mimic the scale of the original large roof brackets. Very thin siding and roof details contrast these larger scale elements. Mixing very-large scale with very-small scale allows this small home to fulfill – “a man’s home is his castle”.