Jeffrie Lane Architect 32 Washington Street, Nyack  NY 10960
This new home in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains in upstate New York was designed to nestle into its wooded site while taking advantage of distant views from the south-facing porch.

Designed in a neo-Regency style by architect George W. Howe as country residence for a Manhattan financier, this fine home had not been updated since it was built in 1937. The project involved gutting and completely rearranging the interior plan to accomodate a modern kitchen, in concert with the addition of a traditional English conservatory and newly-designed formal gardens.

The latter phase of the project described above included a new pool, spa and cabana. The cabana shares many of its architectural details with the main house.

This project involved a substantial gut renovation and addition to a 1930's Norman style home. It included a complete rearrangement of the plan and each facade as well as a new roof, conservatory and 'Norman' porch. Some interior highlights include an English oak library, a state of the art kitchen and a film screening room.

Constructed c.1740, the Kill von Beaste Miller's Cottage has become a designated Rockland County landmark. Over its 260 year life, though, it had come in desperate need of updated systems and restoration. Electrical wiring was inadequate and dangerous, and major structural work was necessary to stabilize the building. With a combination of patience and attention to historical detail, the cottage was restored to a condition commensurate with its historic status.

This project is a kitchen addition to an historic victorian home. It includes a new gourmet kitchen, a butler's pantry, powder room and a seating area with a new fireplace and new back porch.

The black and white photo that follows shows the house as designed in 1959, as a showcase for the original owner's collection of period French rooms and furnishings. The current owners requested a face lift with a more sophisticated rendering of the French style.

This new home is set on the wooded site of an historic artists' colony established in the early twentieth century. It was patterned after the "Craftsman" style bungalows popular during that era.

This modest country Greek Revival house dates from the mid-eighteen hundreds. The black-and-white photo that follows shows its condition prior to renovation. In addition to restoring the house to its original design, a kitchen and family room were added in the form of a traditional kitchen "ell".

This project is unusual in that it called for adding a new main house to an existing wing. The architectural detail takes its inspiration from the designs of Asher Benjamin, architect and author of pattern books which helped to popularize the Greek Revival style in America

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