Daniel Contelmo Architects
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Hudson River Valley Home traditional-exterior

Hudson River Valley Home

Inspired by their trip to Germany, the clients desired a home reminiscent of their roots, thus the home boasts a distinctive red roof. This early Dutch colonial house takes in 180° views of the Hudson River and, drawing on the location of the site, the turret was designed by Daniel Contelmo with a lighthouse in mind. The lanthorn perched atop the roof addressed a unique aspect of the homeowners' lives; the client is a pilot, and his approach to the runway is directly over his house. The lanthorn, easily seen from above, marks his home. The colonial has a bent layout, conforming to the natural contours of the knoll overlooking the Hudson River and the mountains of the opposite shore. The design addressed the historical as well as the natural environment of the location; the house sits adjacent to an original 1879 schoolhouse, so special attention was paid to the architecture so that it integrated with the rich historical area.

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