pound ridge, ny/ home expansion

westchester county 1

This Residence is located in Westchester County, New York.  The existing house had been built by a ship builder and has many interesting details including a turret at the main entrance corner.  The remainder of the house has a  hip roof.

With a new baby on the way, there was a desire to increase the family living area.  At the same time, the clients wanted to keep the addition as small and as sympathetic to their eccentric brick house as possible.

In order to add to the house without impairing the visual appearance of the existing house, we provided a low key transition space which functions as the family room.  This then freed up the main additional mass to become its own element.  In response to the vertical tower at the existing entry, we anchored the corner of the addition with a large cantilevered window inspired by the bow of a ship.

 

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