Direct to Owner
Dark, formal spaces, and quirky additions combined to make this 1920’s stone house feel much smaller than its footprint would appear.
In a collaboration with Neumann & Rudy, F&S contributed their expertise in concrete, masonry, steel and architectural finishes to maintain the historic theme preserved in the exterior of the house while transforming the space into a functional modern residence.
The changes become evident as you approach the front door. A double height entry in glass and steel has replaced the existing cramped entry vestibule and offers wide open views of the bluestone and oak foyer within, the open living room, and an identical glass and steel wall beyond.
The previous formal kitchen and dining rooms were gutted and combined into a single modern light filled space with direct access to the reworked outdoor living spaces beyond. The rear patio was raised a half level up to ease the procession down to the lawn.
The existing two car garage was converted into a relaxed double height family room, home to a new back stair, privacy screened in natural oak. To replace the lost parking, we added on a new garage structure, which gave the opportunity for a glass enclosed bluestone and oak mudroom with a blackened steel overhead bridge connecting the existing private areas to a new guest suite above the garage.