New York 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 1820 farmhouse in the Catskills that he describes as “a study in contrasts–fully restored to its period grandeur while featuring purely modernist elements.”
The Floating Farmhouse is situated at the edge of a waterfall, two hours from New York City, near the hamlet of Narrowsburg, and the good news is, it’s available for rent.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 12, 2012 as part of our Harvest issue.
Frequently asked questions
What is the floating farmhouse in Upstate New York?
The floating farmhouse is a renovated 200-year-old house that appears to float on a small pond in the Hudson Valley region of Upstate New York.
Who designed the floating farmhouse?
The floating farmhouse was designed and renovated by Tom Givone, the principal of the Manhattan-based design and architecture firm Givonehome.
When was the floating farmhouse renovated?
The floating farmhouse was renovated in 2015.
What was the inspiration behind the design of the floating farmhouse?
The design of the floating farmhouse was inspired by the traditional architecture of the Hudson Valley region as well as the idea of creating a retreat that blends seamlessly with nature.
What makes the floating farmhouse unique?
The floating farmhouse is unique for its location on a pond, which gives the illusion that the house is floating. Additionally, the house incorporates many eco-friendly and sustainable features.
Can you rent the floating farmhouse?
At the moment, the floating farmhouse is not available for rent.
Is the floating farmhouse open to the public for tours?
No, the floating farmhouse is not open to the public for tours as it is a private residence.