The Homeowners of this stunning Irvington estate on a 5-acre site sloping down to the Hudson requested that we design a guest cottage for their aging parents. They sought something modest in scale but with luxurious finishes inside and out, like a "jewel box."

The guest house design features a two-car garage below grade, a turret with circular stair, an elevator, a great room with terrace views, a master suite with adjacent caretaker bedroom and bath, as well as river view balconies. The style of the guest cottage complements the existing house seamlessly, including slate roof, custom-aged and weathered bricks, mahogany windows and doors, and plaster finishes. MLA worked closely with the landscape architect to bridge a connection between the existing residence, the new guest house, and the gardens and terraces throughout.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY:  "We had a great experience working with Michael Lewis and his team on the first phase of our renovation project and will work with them again on the second half, too. Michael created a beautiful design for our bedroom-addition that corrected a decades-old renovation and produced an end result that fits seamlessly into the original Dutch Colonial style. We really appreciated the time that he and the team took to understand our goals and work with us in shaping the design. And their assistance in selecting a contractor and managing the renovation process has been invaluable. We highly recommend the firm."

—  Jesse Perrin, Owner



Westchester Architect