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We transformed an existing run down yellow ranch house into a charming house that utilizes a local architectural language of stone and wood. For this environmentally responsible 5,000 square foot, four bedroom, and five and one half bath renovation, we kept the existing foundation, raised the ground floor ceiling to nine feet, and created an open light flooded floor plan.


The kitchen and family room share a generous wooden deck, which overlooks a bucolic pond and protected meadow. Tactile qualities of local stone and wood are used indoors and on the exterior to effectively tie the house to the country landscape. Crisp detailing, high-end materials, and bountiful light make a comfortably welcoming setting for every season.


Ready to transition out of their stylish loft and raise a family in a fresh country setting, a young couple hired Riverside Design and Build, LLC. We secured a bucolic level property with a sizeable existing ranch house. The clients share our dedication to sustainable living and we recycled the existing foundation and first floor deck into the renovation. An ordinary brick ranch transformed into a charming two storey shingle style house. We incorporated a geo-thermal heating and cooling system as well as passive solar features such as deep eaves and shade from summer sun.


A double vaulted foyer leads to an open loft like plan that embraces the family’s informal life style. Eschewing the need for a living room, the clients asked for an open entertaining space instead. Where many would have located a traditional living room, we built a large space with a long bar, fireplace, and reinforced the ground floor to accommodate the weight of a billiard table. Myriad custom designed features create a distinctive home beautifully designed to enhance a growing family’s way of life.

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