The original farmhouse was elegant, but subsequent additions to the rear made for awkward spaces that blocked terrific views of the countryside. Our clients, who use the house on weekends and during the summer, needed a proper renovation that would accommodate their family of five, up to two additional guest families, and entertaining space for up to 100.
We opened up and added on to the home’s rear, creating spacious family-oriented rooms that face the horse pastures through a wide, wrap-around covered porch. The porch, which connects all the new living areas, creates the perfect stage for both relaxing and entertaining.
New second-floor bedrooms and bathrooms enjoy the same views, while a rear staircase delivers family and guests into the heart of the kitchen. The family’s three kids and their friends occupy the entire third floor, which we converted from an attic to a bunk and playroom that sleeps up to eight.
Beyond the main house, we later designed a new garage and guesthouse, a pool and cabana, and horse stables. The estate is now complete, and folds comfortably into its rolling equestrian landscape.