The design offers an immersive experience, including comfortable seating and a clear view to the television.

The Project

New construction of a country farmhouse sitting on a horse farm. This family room — the main hangout and living space for the homeowners — overlooks the horse pasture.

The Vibe

Country farmhouse. “The homeowners wanted a traditional farmhouse with a country cottage interior feel,” says architect Therese Noonan. “We wanted the house to feel authentic to farmhouses in the area. We built it to look like an old stone farmhouse with an addition.”

Favorite Part

“I like the juxtaposition of the two main features: the sliding glass doors and the fireplace,” says Noonan. “The sliding doors are 8’ x 16’ wide, allowing the room to be opened up to the pasture and blending the threshold between interior and exterior space. While stained in oak, the amount of glass in these doors makes them feel modern.

Then, the large fireplace is a very warm, comforting, and traditional element, drawing you in toward the center of the house. These two elements pull in different directions, balancing the seating area and allowing the room to be cozy and feel very open at the same time.”

What’s Included

An immersive experience for the viewer, including good lighting and audio, but most importantly, comfortable seating options and a clear view to the television.

Materials Used

Oak hardwood flooring

Beams made from trees removed from the site during excavations

Weathershield windows and doors

Thin stone and brick on fireplace

Custom built-in for the TV

Acucraft fireplace

The Team

Architect Team
Daniel Contelmo, Therese Noonan, and Daniel Contelmo Jr. of Daniel Contelmo Architects

Interior Designer
Helen Piteo

Where
Hyde Park

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