Hudson Valley House: A 1950’s Era Structure on Hillside

Barker Freeman Design Office was appointed to revamp a house in Hudson Valley, New York. The house comes with a 1950’s era structure that built on a steep hillside. In this project, the firm brought out several new ideas for the clients, including the addition of a front extension to the front of the house.

The Hudson Valley House

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The front door is located more than one story up from the driveway. Thus, to reach this main level of the house, there is a treacherous winding stair.

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In addition, the firm was expected to change the access to the main level to run through the house’s interior.

The Extension

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For this project, Barker Freeman went with the idea of adding a front extension to the house’s front. The extension houses a stoop, glassed in-entry, and mudroom containing a staircase that will direct you to the living spaces.

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The extension also contains guest bath and an exercise room. There is a home office suite in the area that can be transformed into guest quarters.

A Front Deck

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The firm installed a roof into the new volume which can be functioned as a front deck with the view of the Hudson River. You can reach the deck via the house’s old front door.

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Alana Groom

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