Award Winning Residential Design New York Metro Area

Winner of an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in the Residential Feature Element category. The jury hailed the stair case for its elegance and impressive transformation of an existing space. The house was a traditional Foursquare. The heavy Mission-style roof parapet, oppressive dark porch and interior trim along with an unfortunate addition did not foster a cheerful lifestyle. Upon entry, the immediate focus of the Entry Hall was an enclosed staircase which arrested the flow and energy of the home. As you circulated through the rooms of the house it was apparent that there were numerous dead ends. The previous addition did not compliment the house, in function, scale or massing.

The homeowners purchased the house despite its architectural shortcomings because of its location within the Historic District, its proximity to the town, and commuter train, and the potential to breathe new life into this house.
As a corner lot, there were concerns for privacy by the client. Clawson Architects coordinated with the Landscape Architect and Client to create sceneographic views to and from the house while enhancing the privacy of the occupants. Terracing the property, by filling in the grade, leveled the site around the house and maximized the connection of the house to the site.
Based on their knowledge and passion of historical period homes, the client selected Clawson Architects to re-envision the house using historical precedence from surrounding houses in the area and their expert knowledge of period detailing. The exterior and interior, as well as the landscaping of this 100-plus year old house were alterated and renovated, and a small addition was made, to update the house to modern-day living standards. All of this was done to create what is the inherent beauty of Traditional Old House Living.



Clawson Architects Projects
Ideabooks24,501
Questions20
The mud room, a must-have space to keep this family of six organized, also has a gracious powder room, two large storage closets for off season coats and boots as well as a desk for all those important school papers.
“I love this type of door. It looks the the doors that were in Granny and Papa's old plantation house” — bld2015
Clawson Architects Projects
Ideabooks10,142
Questions5
Clawson Architects designed the Main Entry/Stair Hall, flooding the space with natural light on both the first and second floors while enhancing views and circulation with more thoughtful space allocations and period details.
“White black contrast” — odessaryan
Clawson Architects Projects
Ideabooks70,790
Questions84
The Master Bathroom is quite a retreat for the owners and part of an elegant Master Suite. The spacious marble shower and beautiful soaking tub offer an escape for relaxation.
“Bath tub” — susanhayden3
Clawson Architects Projects
Ideabooks31,351
Questions27
The Master Bed Room Suite features a custom designed fireplace with flat screen television and a balcony that offers sweeping views of the gracious landscaping.
“Balboa mist 1549” — smartdesigner
Award Winning Stair Hall and Entry Foyer
Ideabooks30,158
Questions20
Clawson Architects designed the Main Entry/Stair Hall, flooding the space with natural light on both the first and second floors while enhancing views and circulation with more thoughtful space allocations and period details. The AIA Gold Medal Winner, this design was not a Renovation or Restoration but a Re envisioned Design. The original before pictures can be seen on our w...More
“Love the entry, I am assuming the formal living is off to one side while the formal dining room is o” — baileyandbella
Historic Four Square Re-envisioned with the Historical Societies Blessing.
Ideabooks721
Questions1
The house was a traditional Foursquare. The heavy Mission-style roof parapet, oppressive dark porch and interior trim along with an unfortunate addition did not foster a cheerful lifestyle. Upon entry, the immediate focus of the Entry Hall was an enclosed staircase which arrested the flow and energy of the home. As you circulated through the rooms of the house it was apparent t...More
“Rooflines” — timnee1
Historical Four Square with Large Front Porch
Ideabooks2,573
Questions5
The house was a traditional Foursquare. The heavy Mission-style roof parapet, oppressive dark porch and interior trim along with an unfortunate addition did not foster a cheerful lifestyle. Upon entry, the immediate focus of the Entry Hall was an enclosed staircase which arrested the flow and energy of the home. As you circulated through the rooms of the house it was apparent t...More
“Stone porch” — mmschafer
Front Porch
Ideabooks254
Questions1
The house was a traditional Foursquare. The heavy Mission-style roof parapet, oppressive dark porch and interior trim along with an unfortunate addition did not foster a cheerful lifestyle. Upon entry, the immediate focus of the Entry Hall was an enclosed staircase which arrested the flow and energy of the home. As you circulated through the rooms of the house it was apparent t...More
“Rock wainscot” — Kathryn McEachern, ASID
Front Porch
Ideabooks879
Questions2
The house was a traditional Foursquare. The heavy Mission-style roof parapet, oppressive dark porch and interior trim along with an unfortunate addition did not foster a cheerful lifestyle. Upon entry, the immediate focus of the Entry Hall was an enclosed staircase which arrested the flow and energy of the home. As you circulated through the rooms of the house it was apparent t...More
“comfy” — debbie_luckey
Award Winning Curving Stair
Ideabooks38,884
Questions23
Clawson Architects designed the Main Entry/Stair Hall, flooding the space with natural light on both the first and second floors while enhancing views and circulation with more thoughtful space allocations and period details. AIA Gold Medal Winner for Interior Architectural Element.
“Floor Color” — jfasig07
Eat in Kitchen with Fire Place
Ideabooks3,051
Questions5
The view from the Kitchen Island towards the Kitchen Table now offers the homeowner commanding visual access to the Entry Hall, Dining Room, and Family Room as well as the side Mud Room entrance. The new eat-in area with a custom designed fireplace was the former location of the Kitchen workspace.
“All” — emmelies
Library with Window Seat
Ideabooks4,282
Questions3
Enlarging the existing opening to flood the space with more natural light while increasing storage with the design of a custom built in window seat and bookcases has made this space a lovely place to read or just hang out.
“white oak, quarter sawn 2 1/4 inch planks and stained a mix of mixwax colors: 50% Jacobean and 50% E” — sbbrawner
Eat in Kitchen with Farm Table
Ideabooks2,974
Questions9
The new eat-in Kitchen area offers a cozy setting in front of the fire. One can transition through a wet bar area to the Library and Study or Family Room. The new Kitchen work area was created with a small five foot addition to allow more natural light into the room, provide greater visual access to the patio and play yards on the left, and the arrival of visitors via the Mud R...More
“Table” — 419cr1759
White Kitchen with Custom Inset Rutt Cabinets and Zinc Hood
Ideabooks7,577
Questions19
The material selections included a seven-foot wide plank mahogany island, Calcutta gold marble countertops, custom full inset, face frame cabinets with glass doors, and a custom antiqued zinc hood.
“kitchen & hood” — catcarolan
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