Front Perspective

Front Perspective

Gate House

A gate house for a farm in a rural historic district near the Hudson River in upstate New York, this project evolved from a dialogue between designer and client, a private art dealer. He required a design that sympathized with nearby 18th and 19th century farm houses and barns. We imagined he was a retired country doctor seeking an appropriate abode c. 1850 and read together the writings of A. J. Downing on American architecture and landscape design. The result was my interpretation of an American bracketed style house that blends with its context yet has open flowing spaces, connecting interior to exterior. The program included dining room, sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, small office, and full basement for storage of paintings and furniture.

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Front

Entry
Entry

Dining Room
Dining Room

Sitting Room
Sitting Room

Rear View
Rear View

Terrace Detail
Terrace Detail

Dining Room
Dining Room

Covered Terrace
Covered Terrace

Salon
Salon

Dining Room
Dining Room

Side Detail
Side Detail

View to Paddocks
View to Paddocks