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Larchmont Harbor House | Interior Design by Hendricks Churchill
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Larchmont Harbor House | Interior Design by Hendricks Churchill
Larchmont Harbor House | Interior Design by Hendricks Churchill
Larchmont Harbor House | Interior Design by Hendricks Churchill

Larchmont Harbor House - Interior Design

The homeowner had lived in his waterfront house in Larchmont, NY, for nearly ten years before deciding to demolish the building and replace it with a more traditional house. The existing structure, despite having been renovated several times, was poorly organized, and somehow contained a buried swimming pool within its foundation.

The client was interested in a new house that appeared to be smaller than the typical homes built by his neighbors, yet offering ample space for his family. His primary requirement was that it evoke the nostalgic feeling of past summers on Cape Cod. For inspiration, he asked us to consider a 19th century sea captain’s house. We realized this goal in the structure’s stately façade, its vertical proportions, and roof top dormers that maximize views of the harbor.

Working with a waterfront property, we were challenged by the revised FEMA requirements of the post-Sandy building standards. The new basement floor needed to be several inches higher—combined with the added headroom of a finished basement, this put the main level of the house approximately two feet above the original house’s main floor. The proportions of the house could handle these requirements, but there was a precipitous drop between the house and sea level. Our solution was to create a terraced lawn topped with a stone patio at the front of the house.

Item Larchmont Harbor House
As seen in Larchmont Waterfront House, Larchmont, NY
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An architecture and interior design firm creating traditional buildings with interiors for modern living.

Hendricks Churchill is an architecture and interior design firm that specializes in the creation of beautiful buildings and homes. All Hendricks Churchill undertakings are defined by the single guiding principle of relevancy – to their client’s identity, to their environmental and historical setting, and to their architectural legacy.

The Hendricks Churchill team of architects and designers embodies a breadth of vision and experience that allows them to explore architectural styles ranging from classical to the traditional New England vernacular, while undertaking select contemporary projects each year. With the ability to tailor its services precisely to every client’s needs, each and every Hendricks Churchill project enjoys the highest level of critical consideration in its vision, beauty, function, and sustainability.