We love Greek Revival style buildings. Sometimes we add on to Greek Revival homes, and we also design them from the ground up. We often take liberties with details and proportions like carpenter architects did with the originals. Above is a home we designed for (the late) Kermit Love, the creator of Big Bird, and his partner. Kermit was in his 80s when we began this project. Among other interests, Kermit was an avid gardener. He had asked us to make the first floor handicapped accessible, as well as the path to the garden, just outside the home. Only Kermit would choose this color green for the exterior (and we love it).
We designed a new home in Rhinebeck, New York after their original Greek Revival burned to the ground. They did not want a carbon copy of the original, but did want a home that recreated the spirit of the one that burned. They were very happy with the results, and I have been told that many visitors swear that their new home has always been there.
Adding onto an old home is a great opportunity to create complementary spaces that bring an antique home into the 21st century. If done well, the addition respects and enhances the original home. We always feel free to bring the interiors up to date.
Greek Revival details and proportions can be applied to many types of structures, including a simple pool pavilion. We love to work in this extraordinary language, no matter how large or small the project.
Photos by Rob Karosis