Colonial addition/remodel, Rye, NY

Project location: Rye, N.Y.
Project type: Addition/Alteration
Completion date: 2006
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.

This house was purchased with the intention of doing a small colonial remodel to improve the curb appeal of the house. The vertical wood siding, asphalt shingle roofing & shutters were removed & replaced, with a front porch being added across the front of the house. The porch makes the biggest impact in improving the curb appeal, and is finished with mahogany decking & a stained bead board wood ceiling. Cedar shingle siding was used, which is appropriate given the proximity to the water.

A screened porch was built on the back of the house, which serves as a heavily used outdoor dining room during most of the year. The existing deck was enlarged & refinished with mahogany decking & stained cedar railings.