Addition/Remodel, Woodstock NY

Project location: Woodstock, NY
Project type: Addition/remodel
Floor area: 1200 SF (existing), 2200 SF (once complete)
Completion date: 2019
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.


This is a weekend house on a lake outside Woodstock for a Brooklyn couple looking to escape NYC. The 1200 SF 1 story house was built in the ‘60’s & is very dated both inside & out. Their desire was to update the house to meet their needs, while also allowing for additional space both inside & outside the house for their numerous guests.

The house is being completely gutted inside for new plumbing, electrical & HVAC systems, along with better insulation. A 1 story kitchen addition is being added to the right side of the house, while a 2nd story addition is being created for a game room which doubles as an additional bedroom. The existing screened porch is being eliminated, with the space being used to enlarge the great room.

The exterior of the house is being redesigned in the “Scandinavian Modern” style, which they fell in love with on a recent trip to Norway, Denmark & Sweden. They fell in love with the functional, modern elegance of the style & it became the inspiration for the redesign of both the interior & exterior of the house. The design is best described as using a simple palette of materials, with “less being more.” Exterior materials include ”charred” wood vertical siding, black standing seam aluminum roof & black clad windows & doors.

Construction should start in early 2019, hopefully being done by fall.

Builder: Amodeo Contracting

Custom Home, Greenwich, CT

Project location: Greenwich, CT
Project type: Single family home
Floor area: 4000 Sq Ft
Completion date: 2018
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.


Luxury 2 family Townhouse, Greenwich, CT

Project location: Greenwich, CT
Project type:  Townhouse
Floor area: 8000 SF/unit
Completion date: 2018
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.

There’s been a recent trend in Greenwich, with people moving out of the “backcountry” & wanting to be closer to town within walking distance of the train, restaurants & shopping.  Certain areas of town lend themselves to 2 family houses, so given the lot size & shape we designed 2 townhouses end to end.

Each townhouse is designed for “empty-nesters” but could easily work for a family, with 4 en-suite bedrooms, a finished basement & an elevator between all 3 floors.

The exterior of the townhouses are traditionally designed with brick veneer, synthetic slate roof, copper roofs & carriage style garage doors.

Custom Home, Rye, NY

Project location: Rye, NY
Project type:  Custom Home
Floor area: 7500 sq feet
Completion date: 2018
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.


Modern Farmhouse Addition/remodel Katonah, NY

Project location: Katonah, NY
Project type: addition/alteration
Floor area: 3000 square feet
Completion date: 2015
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.

This 2 family house is a real fixer-upper as it was bought as a foreclosure from a bank & is in a state of disrepair. The intention is to remove all walls & the roof down to the first floor subfloor, then rebuild the first floor and another story above that.The first floor will now have a much more open floor plan, with a new deck being built off to the side instead of the rear. The upper floor will consist of a master bedroom suite, with a large unfinished attic space being on the same level being easily accessible. The existing basement will be completely gutted & remodeled, with the plan essentially remaining the same except that the kitchen will now be open to the living room.

The exterior will be finished with fiber cement lap siding, PVC trim, asphalt shingle roofing, synthetic decking & Andersen windows.

Modern Farmhouse spec house, Rye Brook NY

Project location: Rye Brook, NY
Project type:spec house
Floor area: 4000 square feet
Completion date: 2016
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.

This is a spec house currently being designed on a 3/4 acre lot. It’s designed as a “modern farmhouse”, being very clean with very simple detailing. Exterior materials will be cedar shingle siding, PVC trim, asphalt shingle roofing & Andersen windows with appropriate 2 over 2 grilles.

Addition/Alteration, Rye, NY

Project location: Rye, NY
Project type: Addition/Alteration
Floor area: 3500 square feet
Completion date: 2017
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.

This is a fairly typical project in Rye these days, as well as in many other towns……an outdated house built in the 50’s in a very desirable neighborhood. The homeowners wanted to remodel both floors, enlarge the house slightly & improve the curb appeal of the house.

Both the first floor & second floor were heavily remodeled & the exterior was completely transformed. A second story addition above the garage & a front porch are the 2 most dramatic things done to improve the curb appeal of the house, along with new siding, roofing, gutters, shutters, windows & doors. The existing rear deck was removed & replaced with a bluestone terrace along with a covered porch to create more outdoor living space.

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