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Marbletown Country Home


In the winter of 1999, with a primary Park Slope two family residence sort of complete (no photos), Phyllis and her husband purchased a second home in Ulster County, NY. The 1980’s modular had modern mechanics but was in need of major cosmetic updating.

Before and after on Flickr.





What we did:

Painted exterior.
Added trim around windows and gable.
New deck with railing.

Living Room




What we did:

Removed faux wood beams, wood paneling and carpeting.
Installed whitewashed bat and board.
Replace drafty fireplace with freestanding gas stove.
Install reclaimed wide plank pine.

Kitchen700526992_282dd918b7_o Before700524850_64410d0044_o


What we did:

Flipped living room kitchen to other side of wall in entryway extension.
Entirely new kitchen including Mexican Saltillo tiles and limestone counter.

Bathroom700524444_edf955f640_o Before700525464_08539279d4_o After

What we did:

Removal of linoleum and fiberglass tub enclosure.
Put in antique clawfoot tub (not shown).
Added wainscoting.
Sink vanity from antique cabinet.
Antique medicine cabinet.
Installed mosaic ceramic floor.

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What we did:

Installed interior drainage channel and sump pump.
Added floating plywood floor on top of rigid insulation.
Sheetrock installed above plywood to minimize moisture seepage from ground.
Lally column covers.
Painted everything white to keep this below ground space bright.

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