The restoration project and spatial extension of this Tudor-style residence from Rye, New York, was developed by Joeb Moore & Partners Architects. The addition responds to the key parameters of the existent house and it tries to maximize the use of the habitable site. Also, it was taken into account the preserving of the nature and history of the house in its context of neighborhood.
The addition of a simple rectangular building body is designed to contrast and compliment the original Tudor residence. A glass stairway in makes the transition between Tudor house and the new rectangular body, emphasizing the contrast between the old stone wall and new white wall. The new body of the house is covered in black cedar plank, being compatible from this point of view with the old house which has in turn black cedar beams. The rectangular shape is extended with a spacious terrace equipped with fireplace and a small kitchen. The unified design of the new residence provides a symbiotic relationship between traditional and modern, between old and new.