This mid century modern was purchased by a past client of FSB with the intent to do a full on remodel. The architect team kept some of the existing walls and foundation as portions of the house in the rear yard setback.
Early on in this project the decision was made to go with a European door and window company. This was challenging due to the long lead time. Every door and window had to be ordered before framing and had to work, as all of these units had to meet the floor and ceiling to perfection. The main structure of the house had a fair amount of steel for the living room and cantilevered porch area. Another interesting feature is the bent steel plates that form a roof overhang/eave detail in many places. This house also got special care when it came to the interior cabinets and millwork. All of the areas of cabinets had to be built to very tight tolerances. The cabinet and trim teams pulled it off to perfection.
In the end,the house and yard have a very private feel, sort of like living in ones own private park area. This jewel box of a house is one that FSB and the new homeowners are very proud of.
This Ford Strei Home Remodel on Rockmoor in Tarrytown started life as a typical ranch style home with a very uninspiring floor plan, the typical long and shallow front porch and very little character.
Tim Cuppett Architects designed the remodel around a specific list of requests made by the new owners. The wish list included keeping the existing footprint (add on only as needed to increase floor space), keep it a single story, create a large / dining / kitchen / family room where everyone can gather and be together. Plus they wanted to add a nice pool, screen porch and rear patio area to expand into the outdoors.
The design was finalized and the house was partially demolished. Portions of existing walls and the roof were saved and remained part of the new design. A large portion of the existing brick veneer was also salvaged.
An addition to the rear of the house allowed for a much larger kitchen, dining and screen porch area. The ceiling height of the formal portion of the house received a taller ceiling with a gently curved transition where the wall meets the ceiling.
Modern appliances, and new systems were installed to bring this house up to today’s standards. An addition to the front allowed for the creation of a guest bedroom and bathroom and allowed for a revised front porch, and entry area with an overhead steel arbor.
The interior features hardwood floors throughout the house with 4 full baths and a powder bath. The backyard received a new layout including a large pool and spacious deck area along with beautiful landscaping from S.B. Landscaping.
This Ford Strei Custom Built Home on River Road in Tarrytown is was a total teardown of an existing home. It is always fun the day the big claw comes to the site for the tear down. Lots of noise, dust and almost in the blink of an eye, the house is reduced to a pile of rubble. The neighbors all come out to talk, and within a couple of days, we are off and running to rebuild.
This home was a nice single story house with a very unique feature. A two story steel and wood screen porch with an upper sitting deck was part of the build. This gave the home not only a unique look but a feature that allowed outdoor use, almost year round. Another nice feature was the lap pool, right outside the door of the playroom, you could almost open the door and fall in. The house has a large kitchen, family, dining room. A separate TV playroom / music room was a very nice touch for this family. Four bedrooms with the master suite situated nicely away from all the activity.
This Ford Strei Custom Built Home on Enfield in Tarrytown was a brand new ground-up build. The lot was small and the plan called for a pool to sit between the main house and the rear guesthouse. We realized that to make this all fit within the City of Austin setback rules, the overhead power in the rear of the property would have to be relocated to an underground service. After this hurdle was overcome, the building process began.
The build went off without a hitch and we had a lot of fun working with Frank Welch who would fly down on a monthly schedule with his assistant for the usual question and answer sessions. There were many unique features involved with this build. It was what I like to call a “precision build” where each component had to fit perfectly and align to be spot-on. At the end of it all, the client has a perfect inner-city getaway with privacy that is hard to find in the middle of town.
The Ford Strei Custom Built Home on Robbs Run in Tarrytown has quite an interesting story. The home was originally designed and built by a local architect firm for the owner. The house was in a bad state of repair and was actually in the process of being demolished when we were asked to do the renovation. Structural walls were being removed and the house was about to fall down. We shored it all up and local architect Lou Kimball was hired for the design. We added to the house in many areas and straightened out the mess of the partially demolished structure to get on with the renovation.
From the exterior, this home really invites outdoor living at its finest, with private patios off each bedroom, an outdoor kitchen and a tranquil pool. Privacy walls and an arbor offer a sense of seclusion. The interior of the home provides a tasteful, understated elegance featuring unique wood floors, custom cabinets and rich, beautiful tiled walls and floors.
This Ford Strei Home Renovation on South Hill Circle Tarrytown was originally a typical ranch-style house with a low roof and ceiling. The house was gutted and the roof was removed. The lumber was salvaged and later turned into planks for interior details. The design of the new build called for multiple additions to the foundation and careful use of steel components to carry the large overhangs and cantilevered upstairs areas. Additionally many areas of the house were built to accommodate butt glazed corner windows.
The interior of the house features an expansive master suite with sleek contemporary cabinetry millwork (built on-site) and high gloss walnut flooring. The master suite has a stone fireplace, which was a special challenge due to its location over the ceiling of the dining room below. All systems were replaced in the house including a lighting control system, and audio/visual systems.
We have started a new build on Greenlee in Tarrytown. Once again, we are up against the dreaded clay soils which means an expensive and time consuming foundation. The foundation will be a concrete slab on piers with voids (air space) under the slab and beams.
The rendering of the house is on display at the site and will be a mix of cut stone, stucco and brick veneers. It will have a clay tile roof. We are apx 4 weeks in on the job and all is going well. If this good weather holds we should be framing in apx 6 weeks.