Stephen B. Jacobs, FAIA
The Stone House is the residence of an award-winning, New York City Architect/Interior Designer couple. The house contains over 6,000 SF of living area and has 5 bedrooms all with en-suite baths, as well as 2 powder rooms.
The house is constructed in 2 sections: an older stone and cedar-shingle roof house, reminiscent of a Norman farmhouse, and a new contextual addition that is linked by an entrance foyer. The ground floor of the older part of the house contains an oversized 2-car garage that acts as a mud-entrance into a fully renovated split-level kitchen with brand new, top-of-the-line appliances. An open counter separates the kitchen from the sunken dining/breakfast area with ample seating for 8, as well as a stone, wood-burning fireplace, and provides access to a large semi-circular screened porch for outdoor dining and entertaining. The kitchen also leads to a formal dining room with a table for 12, a second wood-burning fireplace, and a large buffet-serving counter. The second floor contains 3 bedrooms, including one of the homes 2 huge master-bedrooms, with a palatial 5-fixture bathroom and fireplace.
The new addition contains a 28-foot high great room with a large sitting area flanking a fourth wood-burning fireplace and an entertainment unit with large flat-screen TV. The great room also contains a full wet bar with sink, dishwasher and refrigerator as well as a game table set in a bay window that can also be used for casual dining.
The second master bedroom with 5-fixture bath and sitting area are on the ground floor, and bedroom number five is on the second floor of the addition. It has a north-facing skylight, a private balcony, and en-suite bathroom. The Owners use this space as an artist’s studio.
There is a pool, pool house, and tennis court a short walk from the main house.