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Issue 100 · Giving Thanks · November 29, 2013

A Floating Farmhouse in Upstate New York

Issue 100 · Giving Thanks · November 29, 2013

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.

Givone Marble Bathroom Sink, Remodelista

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).

Looking for more rustic modern inspiration? Browse our Farmhouse Style posts and have a look at Barn-Like Living (Only Better).

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 12, 2012 as part of our Harvest issue.

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