Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY

Project Objective:

An unusual project for us by any account, this was the restoration of and addition to a castle-style country house.

We started with the abandoned shell of what might best be described as an example of folk art, full of charm and quite idiosyncratic, but in extremely poor structural condition. The site was steep and rocky, but with commanding water views. The project had great emotional value for the client, as the house had previously been in the family.

Our job was to create a new, expanded, upscale family retreat while preserving the character of the original building. Also included in the project were the pool house and garages shown. The result was a home that combined quality, comfort, and respect for the site and family origins of the house in equal measure.