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Historic Stone House Addition in New York

Historic Addition to 18th Century Stone House

Historically Correct Addition

Frequently as family expanded and finances improved, early settlers added on to their homes. Whether to use stone or wood as an exterior material depended on availability, ultimately cost. The same is true today, so that the decision to build a wood addition on this beautiful 18th century stone is historically correct.

Addition design to historic home

Addition design to historic home

Locating the expansion on the back of the original building resolved two needs. In plan it connects to the core of the house so that there is no need to walk through existing rooms to access the new. Also the new structure supports the failing rear stone wall, re-mediating a difficult and expensive repair. Authentic materials and simple clean lines create an addition that looks to have been there for 200 years.

Historic Stone House Addition in New York

Addition to Historic Stone House in New York

Addition design to historic home

Addition design to historic home

Addition to historic stone house in New York

Addition to historic stone house in New York

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.