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Odland/Schaffzin House
Chappaqua, NY

The east wing addition is a sunroom, which doubles as a media center equipped with motorized shades, a sophisticated AV system built into a custom-designed walnut enclosure, and subwoofers set into the floor for full sonic effect. The west wing addition is a large eat-in kitchen, opening onto an expansive flagstone terrace. Each wing has radiant-heated bluestone floors; the rest of the ground level is laid with wide plank pine. A new entry links the house and garage, and leads directly to a mudroom and the kitchen. Circulation passages on the ground level have been expanded for great flow and spaciousness.

The roof of the kitchen addition became a private deck for the second-floor home office. New marble fireplace surrounds were designed for the living room and master bedroom, and the old-fashioned master bath was rebuilt with a custom marble vanity and steam shower. Contemporary furniture and artwork, mixed with the clients' heirlooms, create an environment that is refined and modern yet also personal and sensitive to the traditional setting.