ADDITION TO 1932 SPANISH REVIVAL VILLA
The original home was built for Frank LaForge, a famous pianist and composer during the early 20th century. The original kitchen was quite tiny, about the size of a butler’s pantry. My client, a gourmet chef, asked me to design the two-story addition for the larger and more open kitchen (above a new two car garage) to look like it was always there, so I used the same historic materials, proportions and details of the main house to link it sympathetically to the 90 year old eclectic Spanish revival villa.
The original drawings were a valuable resource in recreating the original home’s details, so a seamless match could be accomplished. The house is sited on a hill overlooking Gorman Pond, leading to the Long Island Sound.
CARRIAGE HOUSE ADDITION TO 1905 SCOTTISH BARONIAL
MT. KISCO, NEW YORK
Currently in design, Tudor revival style details such as half timber/stuco will be used in this new carriage house addition to tie seamlessly to the original historic stone house, built in 1905. The lower level will contain two garage bays with a catering kitchen and storage spaces in the back. An underground tunnel is being planned to link the new carriage house (and by extension the main house) to an underground brandy tasting room to be located in a re-purposed water reservoir cistern.