Colonial home, Scarsdale, NY

Project location: Scarsdale, NY
Project type: Custom Home
Completion date: 2013
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.

This is a custom modular house that I was involved in to redesign both the interior & the exterior before it got built. The clients both had severely compromised immune systems due to Lyme disease & could not live in a “typical” new house due to all of the materials used that would be highly toxic to them……everything from the chemicals the products are made with, from the off-gassing that occurs once they’re installed. The house could not be “stick built” since the framing would be exposed to water, which could lead to mold issues…. so they decided to go the modular route.

Working with a local modular company, they chose a stock plan which I redesigned in both plan & elevation. I was also involved during construction to oversee the progress and insure it was built according to certain quality standards.

Exterior materials include fiber cement siding, asphalt shingle roofing, Andersen clad windows & PVC trim, resulting in a low maintenance exterior.