New York FarmhouseWestport, New York
The family farmhouse in Westport, New York, accommodates the owners, their children and grandchildren. The residence consists of a five-bedroom home and a separate barn with guest quarters. The house and barn sit at opposite ends of a parking court and are connected by an open, timber-framed pergola. The space between the house and barn offers views to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains beyond. The house is comprised of simple gable forms. Porches to the south, east and west anchor the house to the site. The porches are timber framed; patios beneath the porches are bluestone. The winter porch is an enclosed, heated space that connects the living and bedroom wings. The main living space and two bedrooms are located on the first floor of the house. The living room features a large stone fireplace and timbered ceilings. Three more bedrooms and a sitting area are located on the second floor. The first floor of the barn contains a two-car garage, a fitness room and a bath. The second floor contains two bedrooms, an open kitchen, living and dining area and a bath. Dormers bring light into the second floor of the barn where all spaces have cathedral ceilings. Extensive landscaping includes a tennis court, stone patios, trees, shrubs and plantings.
Photography: Gary Hall
Builder: High Peak Carpentry
Additional Contributions: Timber frame: Amstutz Woodworking, Cabinetry: Ober Woodworking