Daniel Contelmo Architects
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Farmhouse farmhouse-exterior


The restoration of this 200 year old home was inspired by a Greek revival style, characteristic of early American architecture. A local housewright and historian worked together with Daniel Contelmo during the restoration in order to preserve the home's antiquity. Most of the foundation remains the original fieldstone, and the exposed hand-hewn beams were carefully removed, restored, and replaced. Traditional Pine Plains windows and a wrap-around porch display the pastoral 10 acre site, complete with lake and Catskill mountain views. Although the interior of the house was completely renovated, a New-Old house technique was used by distressing 20 inch-wide floorboards, installing two Rumford fireplaces, and using milk paint on cabinetry. Prior to renovating the home a magnificent timberframe barn was erected in the location where an original 1800s barn had burned down 100 years previously.

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October 24, 2014
dawiggs wrote:
What brick was used? Was it original to the house?
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The brick was not original. It is a new "used" brick.
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September 23, 2014
tmakers wrote:
What are the plants used to landscape along the front of the house?
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The hedge row is boxwood, with liriope in front of it.
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June 8, 2014
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Miss Katie, the roof is cedar shingles and the color is natural approximately one year after installation.
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March 31, 2014
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I am trying to search for the color of the shutters. I will label the color with a tag once I do.
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March 31, 2014
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the shutters are dark green.
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November 28, 2013
brenthaven wrote:
What are the dimensions of the sidelights and front door?
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The sidelights are 12", but they are separated from the door by 3".
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July 11, 2013
Elizabeth Lynnes wrote:
What is the paint color used on this front door?
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I apologize, but I don not have that information.
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January 13, 2013
kathycrosby wrote:
Are the 2nd floor windows functional? Who Makes them? - Are the 2nd floor windows functional? Who makes them?
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The original house had similar windows at the floor line. When we rebuilt this home, we raised the second floor walls to five feet tall and raised the windows with them. They are functional and are awning type windows. Any manufacturer will make these.
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November 11, 2012
mgcglc wrote:
What company makes the sidelights? Thank you.
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The sidelights on this house are custom, built by the homeowner/contractor.
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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to A Brief Recap of Historical American Home Design
Even in the colonial era, a stress on the horizontal line was a defining feature of home design. Design features such as placing horizontally proportioned upper-story windows tight to the eave with continuous sill trim below reinforced this nascent horizontal expression.While many homes of this era, especially those in New England, placed the mass of the chimney at the center of the house, there was also a tendency, especially in the mid-Atlantic and South, to place the chimneys at the sides. In the latter case, all of the horizontal movement is contained and stopped, especially with vertical elements such as pilasters at the corners.The tension between wanting to stretch out and break free while being held in place is clearly evident.

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Similar to our current door/porch
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Ledge above front door
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way the house was supposed to look originally
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ideal for over front door
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early American farmhouse
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The color of the front door!!
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email and print it.
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beautiful front doorway!
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3' sidelights
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natural stone foundation color
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colonial entry way
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gutters running down the inside of the corner trim
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front door trim
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front porch
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front door
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Door color
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Exterior paint
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entry door
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Louise liked this too
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Look of house
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Green door accents
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simple, white, windows
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stone footings, steps, pillar bottoms, porch
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front steps 3
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pediment - house similar to ours
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Pumpkins above the door.
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windows up top
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pillasters on each side of the door, large pediment across the top
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front door
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clerestory windows with mullions
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possible, need to dig down for steps
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Dream home
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Pumpkin ledge
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Front door
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front door pediment
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Farmhouse style
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Like the door color
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Green - not the best example though
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