The existing house was a 1950’s era structure that stepped up a steep hillside. The front door on the main level more than one story up from the driveway was reached by a treacherous winding stair.  The clients wanted to shift the access to the main level to run through the interior of the house.  BFDO proposed adding a front extension to the front of the house that would contain a stoop, a glassed-in entry, and mudroom with stairs leading up to the living spaces.  

   The extension also houses an exercise room, guest bath, and home office suite that could double as guest quarters.  The roof of this new volume becomes a front deck with an incredible west-facing view of the Hudson River and is accessed through the old front door of the house.