A Floating Farmhouse in Upstate New York
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A reimagined 1820 farmhouse situated at the edge of a waterfall fuses country primitive with urban industrial architecture. NY-based Tom Givone is on a mission to explore "the contrast between historic and modern and play these extreme elements against one another." Case in point: Givone's four-year renovation of a dilapidated farmhouse in upstate New York, which is "a study in contrasts; fully restored to its period grandeur while featuring purely modernist elements." To see more of his work, go to Givone Home . N.B.: Fun fact: Floating Farmhouse is available for rent. Above: The 22-foot-high glazed curtain wall in the kitchen is made from skyscraper glass with a steel framework. The kitchen overlooks the brook and a gazebo. Above: A trio of French doors opens onto the cantilevered porch. Above: A vintage sink contrasts with sleek bluestone countertops. Above: The floors are polished concrete; the wood-burning fireplace is faced with oxidized Cor-Ten steel. Above: A bedroom with a full-length mirror as headboard. Above: A shingled eave adds an outdoors touch. Above: A vintage Italian marble sink seems to hover, thanks to angle supports concealed in the wall. Above: A bath combining old and new elements. Above: Faucets from Hudson Reed contrast with a salvaged bathtub encased in stainless steel. Above: A simple outdoor shower. Above: Old (traditional porch rocking chairs) contrasts with new (steel framed skyscraper windows).