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Ramsey Wierum Cottage
Stone Ridge, New York
This rural cottage, located on a remote private road, was originally part of a family owned summer compound built in the early 1800's. The interior was modernized in the 1950's including a dropped acoustic tile ceiling in the living room and a bathroom and kitchen addition built without a proper foundation. Our renovations removed the earlier addition, exposed the original wide plank, heart-pine flooring and discarded the acoustic tile ceiling to expose the peaked ceiling and beams. We raised the collar ties to take advantage of the additional height. A large dormer was added to the rear allowing us to convert the attic to a fully useable bedroom with a small office area at the top of the stairs. The cottage was newly winterized and includes radient floor heating, and a recirculating fireplace which ducts heats both the entire house. New energy efficient windows and doors were installed throughout and relocated so as to provide for future expansion based on our masterplans for the site.