Hudson Design had the pleasure of completing the architecture and design renovation of this stunning 1810 New York residence. The project was featured in dwell, At Home in the Modern World.
The residence, known as the de Rham Homestead, is named for one of the early owners, Henry Casimer de Rham. An immigrant from Switzerland, de Rham became a successful merchant, banker, and diplomat. He purchased the home and surrounding farm in 1835, and completed three major structural renovations, including the Greek Revival porch. He used the home and farm as a weekend and summer residence. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Look and Feel Preserved, Functionality Improved
The team of creative architects and designers at Hudson Design was able to preserve the historic beauty of the home while improving the flow and functionality. The kitchen was moved closer to the dining and entertaining spaces. The kitchen and bathrooms have the look and feel of rooms from days gone by, with all the conveniences of a modern home. The full-sized elevator was restored, which was almost certainly over 100 years old. The home also had a ballroom, which has been converted to a living space that overlooks Storm King Mountain and the Hudson River. The unused area above the ballroom was cleverly utilized as a spacious and luxurious primary suite. The creative architectural designs of the Hudson Design team have given this cheerful historic home a lovely, period-style update.