A reimagined 1820 farmhouse situated at the edge of a waterfall fuses country primitive with urban industrial architecture.
NY-based architectural designer and builder Tom Givone is on a mission to explore "the contrast between historic and modern and play these extreme elements against one another." Case in point: Givone's four-year renovation of a dilapidated farmhouse in Upstate New York, which is "a study in contrasts; fully restored to its period grandeur while featuring purely modernist elements." To see more of his work, go to Givone Home.
N.B.: Fun fact: Floating Farmhouse is available for rent.
Above: The 22-foot-high glazed curtain wall in the kitchen is made from skyscraper glass with a steel framework. The kitchen overlooks the brook and a gazebo.
Above: A trio of French doors opens onto the cantilevered porch.
Above: A vintage sink contrasts with sleek bluestone countertops.
Above: The floors are polished concrete; the wood-burning fireplace is faced with oxidized Cor-Ten steel.
Above: A bedroom with a full-length mirror as headboard.
Above: A shingled eave adds an outdoors touch.
Above: A vintage Italian marble sink seems to hover, thanks to angle supports concealed in the wall.
Above: A austere bath combining old and new elements.
Above: Faucets from Hudson Reed contrast with a salvaged bathtub encased in stainless steel.
Above: A simple outdoor shower.
Above: Old (traditional porch rocking chairs) contrast with new (steel-framed skyscraper windows).
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 12, 2012 as part of our Harvest issue.