american classic - kent, ny
The restoration of this 200-year-old home was inspired by Greek revival style, characteristic of early American architecture in the area. In order to preserve the home’s antiquity, a local Hudson Valley housewright and historian worked with the team at Daniel Contelmo Architects throughout the restoration process. Most of the foundation remains the original fieldstone and the exposed hand-hewn beams were carefully removed, restored, and put back in place. Traditional Pine Plains windows and a wrap-around porch display the pastoral 10-acre site, complete with lake- and Catskill Mountain-views. Although the interior was completely renovated, the team employed a New-Old house technique that included distressing 20 inch-wide floorboards, installing two Rumford fireplaces, and using milk paint for the cabinetry. Prior to renovating this home, a magnificent timber-frame barn was erected on the property where an original 1800s barn had burned down 100 years previously.
Published in the Winter 2014/2015 issue of Upstate House
Photographer: On-location Studios, Roger William Photography
Architecture, Interiors, Construction Contract Administration