This new home sits in an history laden coastal community in Rye, NY, on the Long Island Sound. There are glimpses of the water from windows in the house, which sits on a street with many classic seaside homes. The owners wanted the home to be in the Dutch Colonial style, be elegantly understated, have a feeling as if it has been there through the ages, and have a coastal feel.
The home’s second story is in the roofline of the Dutch roof, giving it an approachable scale. This with wrap around porches to enjoy to summer breezes and in addition to adding protected outdoor space, it adds a human scale.
To give the home a timeless feeling the first floor is stone and the balance of the house is gray cedar shingles, to add the coastal touch. The diamond window panes and carved shutters adds to the classic style, on this historic street.
The owners love the look of coastal shingle homes and the Dutch Colonial style. They wanted the home to be in scale with the neighborhood, like it had always been there, and have a comfortable, welcoming feel.
When a North Salem architect and a Manhattan interior designer collaborate on a Dutch Colonial in Rye, the modern and the classic blend into a seamless symphony of style. This new home, designed by Ralph R. Mackin Jr. of Mackin Architects in North Salem, was built for a family of five with three young children. It is 6,500 square feet, with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and two half-baths.
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