The Boat House

Greenport, NY

2,200 sq. feet / 204 sq. meters

Originally built as a boathouse in the 1890s as part of a large estate, this building was moved to its current location in the 1970s. After a brief period of use, it was later abandoned and remained derelict until the current owners bought it in 2000. To rehabilitate it and convert it to residential use entailed lifting it, creating a new basement, introducing all new plumbing, heating, electrical, interior walls, stairs, kitchen, bathrooms and re-glazing all of the original windows. The house also required new cedar shingle siding & a new roof. The end result is a quintessentially American summer residence.