Hudson Valley Residence
Located on a rocky slope overlooking a lake in the Hudson Valley, the “Burch Cottage” (named for a family that owned the property at the turn of the century - 19th to 20th) was built in the early post-war years. The cottage was carefully disassembled from the exterior inward in order to allow for an open floor plan while preserving the original stud and shiplap vernacular and fish funky charm of the cottage. The exterior was skinned in cedar siding giving the house a fresh face. Additionally, the existing roofline was extended over the porch to takes advantage of the view of the lake.
The most radical change was the addition of a large format 9’x13’ set of bi-folding doors - allowing the interior space to spill out onto the porch, extending the living area for large gatherings. This allows not only for stunning views of the lake but also serves as a pragmatic way of allowing the natural breeze off of the lake to flow through the house. The porch further enhances the parti by gently telescoping the living space outward toward the lake, much like a camera lens zooming in to capture a view.
Ridgewood Row house
Our Ridgewood Row House renovation is a quintessential example of pre-war turn of the century Brooklyn/Queen's Victorian architecture. The project explores enlarging the openings between rooms to make the connected rooms feel more connected, and expanding the kitchen into the Dining Room with graceful openings. Certain features were maintained while new thoughtful interventions were carefully considered.
This project was featured on Curbed's Renovation Diaries where the journey from purchasing the house through hiring the architect all the way through the renovation's completion was journaled.
parkslope unit renovation
Our park slope renovation reworks a homes compartmentalized layout into an open floor plan with custom herringbone floors and a fully custom kitchen. The floor was completed stripped down to the concrete planks and what was built up allowed for maximum storage with an open and airy feeling.