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, there was ample evidence to recreate the original historic details that had been changed.  The restoration plans called for removal of the Victorian front porch, the Italianate roof brackets, and the front and rear wooden porches on the Kitchen wing, and the reconstruction of the original Federal style front doorway woodwork, door, & windows.  The design pf the addition was conceived as a large ell that would be configured as a Carriage House.  The new end gable wall of the addition was designed to be constructed entirely of local stone and laid in the same manner as the earlyest stone houses still extant in New Paltz town, originally built by Huguenot immigrant families in the 17th & 18th Centuries. This stone ender construction was used extensively in the regions in the Mid-Atlantic states.  Phillip Hasbrouck had been of one of the Huguenot families so the stone work on this house was seen as entirely appropriate to its history.  I designed the interior side of this stone wall to form a 10 foot wide fireplace with stone seats at the sides, inside the firebox.  The Coach House was to be timber framed using reclaimed/salvaged beams with antique patina.  A modern kitchen was designed according to the concept of a Colonial Tavern Keep and located within the new addition.  This would then allow restoration of the interior of the original Kitchen.  The interior of the Coach House would then take on some of the feeling of an antique roadhouse tavern.   Unfortunately for me, the house was sold soon after the construction was completed, sold to a famous actor whose 'privacy' is severly guarded so I was not allowed to come on the property for photos.

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