Preservation of Antique Homes, Historically Sensitive Design of Appropriate Additions

This Portfolio contains Projects that involved the design of an addition to a fine antique home.  Such additions help to preserve the original house while providing space in which to update the home for modern living.  Such additions should be in harmony with the original style of the old house.  The historical preservation standard supports this view with the caviat that 'upon close inspection' it be possible to see evidence of a later date than the original.   When specifying an addition, I do hold to this and to the preservation of the original building's fabric and character.


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Gothic Victorian Rehabilitation

Gothic Victorian Rehabilitation

Rye
New Hampshire

 This turn of the century Gothic styled Victorian home had retained much of the original interior in its primary section, but the very unfortunate shed- roofed addition from the mid 20th Century really had spoiled its antique charm. I was commissioned to provide the creative home design that would...

Restoration and Period Addition to Antique Log House

Restoration and Period Addition to Antique Log House

East Rupert
Vermont

This very early Vermont building was moved and rebuilt in East Rupert in the 1930s.  An old Sugar House was added to it later. The kitchen area was almost non existent and the floor beams were rotting after 60 years of water flowing through the dirt cellar. These were...

Phillip Hasbrouck House Restoration and Addition

Phillip Hasbrouck House Restoration and Addition

New Paltz
New York

The owner of this fine brick home, originally built for Phillip Hasbrouck in 1811 commissioned me to provide plans for the restoration of the exterior of the house and a design & plans for construction of an appropriate addition to the rear, off the original kitchen wing. After careful investigation,...

Andover House Addition

Andover House Addition

Andover
Massachusetts

The owners of a small colonial home commissioned me to design an appropriate addtion that would preserve the original house and more than double the floor space of the home.  The addition had to be appropriate in style and proportions to enhance the original house. The working plans called for...