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Gambrel Revamp

A 1920s Dutch Colonial / Tudor style mashup is reimagined for a family with a penchant for combining period details with modern flair.

The orthogonal volume of the addition stands as a detached extension to the original gambrel-roofed home. Situated on a private wooded lot, the addition is clad in cedar, juxtaposed with white ship-lap siding on the existing structure.

The addition and extensive interior renovations maximize usable space while keeping original trim, woodwork and built-in casework details where possible. On the main level, the entry was reworked with built-ins in the existing foyer and new garage of the addition.  A new kitchen adds storage while increasing views to the exterior and adjacent dining room.  Features of the upper level include a gym and office in the new square footage and an enlarged primary suite and bathrooms.  On the lower-level, the owner’s woodshop was separated from a new guest suite with a private entrance and widows were added for daylight.

“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.”    Norman Foster

Proposed Material Palette
Existing Condition

Architect/Landscape Architect:
Mary Barensfeld Architecture