This timeless colonial Shingle style home is situated in Rye, New York on a rocky ridge with spectacular views over the water. The home’s classic design achieves a delicate balance of subtlety and grand presence through finely wrought details.
“There’s a fine line between something looking too ornamented and not ornamental enough,” said principal architect, McKee Patterson. “It’s tricky to know where to stop and where to go.”
Patterson and the homeowners agreed that the home should strike a balance, encouraging an easygoing pace without sacrificing beauty. Patterson concluded,
“It’s hitting the right balance of trim and décor, being welcoming and not stuffy.”