Addition to 50’s Colonial, Rye, NY

Project location: Rye, N.Y.
Project type: Addition/Alteration
Completion date: Pre-2005
Architect: Brad DeMotte, R.A.

The original “colonial” house was built in the ’50′s during the post-war building boom. Like many of these tract houses, they were built inexpensively and were devoid of character both inside & out. The original house featured a flat-roofed entry & garage, with the house being wrapped with aluminum siding & trim on the second floor.

This project was done in 2 phases, with Phase 1 being a second story addition above the garage, a front porch addition & remodeling of the exterior to improve the curb appeal from the street. The house was sided with cedar shingles, roofed with asphalt shingles, all windows were replaced and then complemented by wood shutters.

Phase 2 consisted of a new 2 car garage addition, with the existing garage being converted into a formal dining room. The kitchen/breakfast area was also remodeled during this phase, along with the creation of a butler’s pantry & a mud room.