Mamaroneck, NY | A carriage house for one of the original estates on Orienta Point in Mamaroneck that had suffered through a variety of additions and renovations was given new life as a residence for a family with two young children. An addition from the 1950s and much of the dilapidated south side of the building were demolished, and the remaining structure was gutted. The ten foot high ceilings from the original stables were preserved throughout most of the first floor, with lower ceilings in the second floor above the preserved part of the house and higher ceilings in the new part of that floor.
The rooms on both floors are organized along a center hall that extends from one end of the building to the other, to provide a clear organization of the various surrounding spaces and entries. Traditional trim details, added in the 1930s, were kept intact and were developed into an ornamental language appropriate to this building. Care was taken to integrate all the visual elements to respect both the building’s history and the external shingle style. Richardson’s Stoughton House served as a model. A detached three car garage with simpler detailing, including exposed rafter tails, has high cathedral ceilings that can accommodate three additional cars on lifts.