The new owners of this mid-century modern home, situated on a verdant hilltop in Irvington, New York, were captivated by the long form of the house and the wide views through the treetops. However, the crowded entry to the house at the lower level combined with deterioration throughout, made it an ideal renovation project.

By creating a glass two-story entry space at the front of the structure with a floating, custom steel and wood stair, the ascension into the living space from the driveway becomes the most celebrated moment in the house. From this point, the living and dining room open up to 12 foot ceilings and views of the surrounding woodland. From the exterior, the deep overhangs and hardwood Ipe rainscreen siding carefully shelter the newly-constructed glass box addition and create a sleek dwelling that reads almost like a beautiful piece of mid-century furniture.

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