Tom Givone had his work cut out for him renovating a 19th century farmhouse located in suburban New York. Givone took the opportunity to extend the porch, stretching it over the pristine creek so it almost appears to hover, and earning it the moniker 'Floating Farmhouse.'
Givone worked hard to add contemporary design elements, without jeopardizing the original, old world aesthetic. The finished product features bare walls, minimalist furniture and raw, exposed wooden beams throughout. Givone added a glass curtain wall in the kitchen, steel and concrete finishes and, of course, the cantilevered porch as his final touch.
Overall, Givone invested four years in order to restore the 1820 manor home to its former glory, resulting in a comfortable fusion of old and new.