Following the recent purchase of this 18th century Federal style town house, a private art dealer and her husband brought us on board with a team of carefully selected modern designers to strip back centuries of neglect of this mortise and tenon house. Hailing from the historic whaling town of Hudson, our new details refine existing openings and structure with careful proportions. Employing the whaling ship as an architectural reference, the slender lines of steel and wood evoke the spareness of marine design. New fabrics will hang like sails from rope drawn rods above windows and the vertical beams now exposed ascend to the crow’s nest attic above. A new kitchen of stainless steel, concrete, stone and black lacquer becomes the bridge and gang-plank between the historic frame of the house and more-recent addition, which extends west into the landscaped garden, towards the horizon and Hudson River.
Interiors: Andy Goldsborough Interior Design
General Contractor: De Forrest Renovation & Restoration