House of Seven Roofs

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House of Seven Roofs

Farmhouse complex reconstruction in upstate New York

A horse breeder dedicated to maintaining open space in Columbia County called on Fradkin & McAlpin to restore and redesign tumbledown Greek Revival farmhouse acquired when purchasing an adjacent farm. The house, stripped down to its timber frame, was reconstructed with a series of pavilion-like elements that recall the forms of similar local Greek Revivals, with their many added ells and wings. As you round the bend in the quiet country road on which the structure is sited, there is no sign that this special place is anything but a vintage house that was preserved intact through the centuries.

Key Details

  • Designed the transformation of a dilapidated 19th-century house into a polished home
  • Finished interior surfaces--walls, ceilings, and floors--with reclaimed woods
  • Clad the exterior in pine siding, left to weather naturally to soft gray
  • Added cupola and windows to the existing barn to link its aesthetic to the new house

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Ancramdale, NY


3,200 sf


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