Spaces: Ten Broeck Cottage: Messana O’Rorke

. Sunday, November 11, 2012

Messana O'Rorke turns an 18th century homestead into a cozy modernist retreat.  Complimenting the interior are some 20th Century classics, including a set of Wishbone Chairs by Hans Wegner and marble PK63 coffee table by Poul Kjaerholm.

The project started with the purchase of a much-neglected Eighteenth Century homestead in an apple orchard located in Columbia County, New York. The earliest recorded date for the house is 1734, however, many years of use and renovation have made the actual date unclear. Fabricated in huge hand hewn timbers the basic frame and form of the house conforms to the ‘H bent’ frame consistent with Dutch settlers of that time. This, some wide board flooring and a miraculously preserved wattle and daub wall in the field stone basement are about all that remained of the original house.

See the full project details at ArchDaily. Photography by William Abranowicz.


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