Daniel Contelmo Architects
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Westchester Whimsy traditional-exterior
 

Westchester Whimsy

Westchester Whimsy

This project was a two phase addition to a simple colonial house in Chappaqua, NY. Challenges for Daniel Contelmo included the hilly site, as well as the fact that the front entry lacked presence and the garage was the primary entry. Phase one added a family room, kitchen and breakfast room to the main level, and renovated a bedroom. New overhangs and brackets draw the eye away from the garage and place the focus on the house. Phase two completed the renovation and added space to the front of the house; this was an opportunity to add character to the bedrooms with a turret, and a vaulted ceiling in the bedroom over the entry. A new car pulloff allows visitors to view the front door rather than the garage. An open-air pool cabana with an outdoor fireplace and kitchen serves as a space for year-round activities. The final product was an exquisitely detailed and tastefully decorated home that integrates colonial and shingle style architecture with whimsical touches that give the house a more animated feel.
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What Houzzers are commenting on:

oquendo519 added this to oquendo519's Ideas
November 16, 2013
Beautiful
clumper added this to exterior finishes
July 21, 2013
white trim finish around windows of front door
Allure Environments, LLC added this to Greenwood Residence Exterior Hinesburg, VT
May 31, 2013
Cute entry!
baybayshea added this to Exterior
February 10, 2013
Not arched
ecanna added this to ecanna's ideas
December 25, 2012
Nice entrance and foyer
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