Germantown, New York

Germantown House

The Germantown House is a historic house with a modern addition in the Hudson Valley.

  • date

    Completed, 2022

  • Location

    Germantown, New York

  • project type


Project Info

Situated on Main Street with views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, the Germantown house was sensitively restored, with a modern addition. The historic front facade was maintained, while the rear of the home was opened up to a new deck, a new pool and a revitalized landscape.

The visual and physical connections between interior and outdoors are seamless—and, from some viewpoints, seemingly disappear.  New structural steel made the expansive glazing possible, while a sunken landing is carved away from the deck where it meets the new entry volume to create a distinction between interior and exterior programs.

The historic interior at the front of the home connects seamlessly with a refreshed kitchen, dining room and entry/mudroom at rear, both improving functionality, and creating an active dialog between new and old.

Project Team

Drew Lang • Principal
Leonardo Tamargo • Project Architect
Eugene Sun • Project Architect
Cort Contracting • General Contractor
Murray Engineering •  Structural Engineer
Heather Grimes Gardens • Landscape Designer
Dovetail • Design Strategist
Jonathan Hokklo • Photographer
Chris Mottalini • Photographer


The client approached our team with a very clear and distinctive vision for the home, then trusted us to interpret and realize this vision for them.