Though the exterior details are modest, more emphasis was placed on the entry porch with a decorative balustrade and fluted columns, with the curved roof above.
Two wings with stone facing on either side of the front door ground the house while an angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of the landscape. Daniel Contelmo Architects also wanted to nestle the house at the proper grade allowing for ingress at the top of the slope, egress at the bottom, while keeping the mature tree adjacent to the entry.
This historic colonial home was spruced up with details that are respectful to the home's heritage while still giving it an updated quality. Inside, the same story is told through a classic, yet modern design that includes an open concept first floor as well as plenty of natural light and functional, stylish spaces.
The home's front door opens into a neutral foyer. On one side, a staircase allows passage to the home's upper floors, while the other side is a clear path to the back patio. Several doors open off the hallway to allow access to other rooms on the first floor.
Due to the existing terrain, the basement level opens directly on grade. The rear of the home becomes more informal with the octagonal family room and varying roof lines of the bedrooms on the second floor. Just to the left is the poolhouse and pool.
This Chappaqua property, with its strict setback requirements and a 10 to 12-foot drop-off, posed a design challenge, even with four acres to play with. To accommodate the landscape, the home was designed to have two stories in the front and three in the back, allowing for a walkout basement.
This custom built Shore Style Colonial home was designed by Rudy Ridberg. It offers amazing views from most rooms, porches and decks. A direct waterfront property it also offers an extensive yard and private dock.
The blue-gray color lends a little fresh twist to this typical colonial architecture. Like all colonial styles, Georgian focuses on strict symmetry. It is typically a box shape and adorned with shuttered windows. The style also features a paneled front door below a decorative crown, which is usually framed by simple, sometimes flattened, columns.
The eyebrow on the roof was used to soften yet distinguish the entrance. Though the exterior details are modest, more emphasis was placed on the entry porch with a decorative balustrade and fluted columns, with the curved roof above.