This addition was completed in 2006. The site is a beautifully landscaped property in Taghkanic NY with large garden areas. The clients existing house was a quirky center hall colonial. It had a lot of character but the owners wanted a larger space to entertain as well as a first floor bedroom and bath as they did not want to keep using the existing steep stair.  The addition is linked to the existing house by a passageway that also serves as a gallery.  It has oversized double hung windows that relate in type to the older house but in scale allow for a more integrated relationship with the  gardens.  A small bedroom and bath is tucked into the hill behind the addition. A radiant floor provides the heating.