The Byram House


Sag Harbor, New York


Residential Renovation

Exterior Planning

Design and Construction Management

We renovated and fully design the interiors of an 1852 historic house in the Village of Sag Harbor. Sitting on a full acre of lush English gardens, the house was built an astronomer and inventor, and it was designed in the Italianate style, featuring a tower (campanella) and has an irregular geometry.

We updated the original 19th century layout for modern luxury living: We combined two smaller bathrooms on the second floor into a large, sun-filled master bath. We transformed the tower into a cozy library equipped with a wet bar, and re-purposed its second story into a quiet reading and meditation room. Central Air Conditioning was carefully installed with minimal disruption to the original walls. The kitchen was completely refurbished with top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances and solid birch wood custom cabinetry designed by our studio. The countertops and kitchen island top are white Carrara marble with beveled edges which makes for a minimalist, floating look. We preserved and refurbished the original kitchen hearth and brick pantry. The rest of the house was harmonized through a light green-gray color palette developed in collaboration with Farrow & Ball and carefully restoring the original flooring pine plank flooring and existing woodwork.

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