Brenner Builders was hired in 2008 to completely renovate this 1920s home in Scarsdale, NY. The architectural design by Stonefox Design of New York called for restoration of the classic Tudor-style exterior, including new stucco, stonework and a slate roof, while adding crisp, modern interiors to the traditional layout. Inside the foyer, a new wooden staircase is anchored by two oversized concrete steps.
Gleaming, heated wood floors, custom-stained onsite, complement the hand-crafted millwork that accents each arched doorway. The living room, like the dining room across the hall, boasts Crittall steel windows and French doors. A domed plaster ceiling and bronze and stone fireplace add understated elegance to the clean lines. An archway leads to a small study where three walls of original leaded-glass windows were updated with energy-efficient storm panels.
An informal eating area is tucked in behind the stairway. The adjacent kitchen’s countertops were fabricated from concrete and stone, and reflect the upscale simplicity of the cabinetry. The foundation was extended beyond the kitchen to accommodate a new family room with bedrooms above.
Upstairs, the master suite was outfitted with custom closets and a bathroom featuring a cast-in-place double sink, a glass shower for two, heated stone floors, and a soaking tub. Five additional bedrooms complete the second floor. The basement was expanded to include a new two-car garage, maid’s room and media room.
Three outdoor living spaces were designed for entertaining and family recreation. A fenced garden with concrete pavers, lush plantings and a vine-wrapped pergola is accessed from the dining room. French doors from the living and family rooms lead to a second sitting area with arched architectural timbers, an absolute black granite fire pit and garden views. Just beyond the flower beds, a bluestone pathway leads to the recreation area where it wraps around a new pool and beside the year-round, bluestone hot tub.