Things have a way of coming back around. Especially in old houses—woodwork resurfaces, doorknobs return, pantries reappear. Heck, entire porches find their way back from oblivion. But in these days of frenzied family life, function almost always trumps nostalgia. And so the oldfangled elements that rise again, or simply endure, must find a place of peaceful coexistence alongside the new. That's what happened at the house on Four Corners Road.
The new wing, with its porch and lowered roofline, mimics traditional farmhouse additions.
Landscape designer: Summerset GardensArchitect: DeGraw & DeHaan Architects
, Middletown, NY General contractor and cabinetmaker:
Robert M. Singer Construction, Warwick, NY; 845-986-3615Paint:
HC-172 Revere Pewter (exterior siding), HC-30 Philadelphia Cream (exterior trim), PM-15 Cottage Red (front door), Benjamin Moore