“Winterset” was built in 1912 as the stable to a large estate in the Eastern Long Island hamlet of Quiogue. After World War II, when the 100-acre property was sold off as parcels, it was converted to a residence in 1947. Little had changed since then (including the owners) and I was lucky enough to be the one to coax it into the 21st century while respecting, and hopefully enhancing, its character.
I exposed the old wooden ceilings, hidden for over 60 years under a dropped plaster ceiling. I reconfigured the floor plan, completely renovated and enlarged the kitchen and bathrooms and added period-appropriate millwork – these were just a few of the restorations that were painstakingly accomplished to give this venerable house a new lease on life.