An early 19th century farmhouse sits comfortable on the side of a hill, part of a 30-acre property in upstate New York once used to raise sheep and chickens. Its new owners, a couple with two young children – as well as two bouncy black Labs – have given the once-undistinguished farmhouse a new lease on life by transforming it into a home that embodies the best of both the past and the present.
When the family first discovered this rural retreat, the only structural change they planned was to glass in the existing porch to create a year round room. This turned out to be a more complex job than anticipated, requiring the removal of the roof, so they turned for advice to Architect Jimmy Crisp of Millbrook, New York. Crisp redesigned the roof with three dormer windows, which gave a graceful uplift to the south elevation, and added under-the-eaves built-ins throughout the second floor.
In tackling the interior of their new home, the owners amassed a pile of magazine clippings and realized that what the rooms they liked had in common was a pared down look with comfortable furnishings, simple fabrics, and pale, subtle colors. The limited palette of colors – creamy butter yellow, pale avocado, soft blue – is used in combinations with white trim to add light and sense of brightness to every room. For fabrics, they chose simple woven patterns with a homespun feel, all of which combines for a welcoming, enveloping warmth.
(end of excerpt)
Last Updated: October 15, 2020
This is the web site of Crisp Architects.
Our postal address is
16 Washington Ave
Millbrook, NY 12545
We can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com, or by telephone at (845) 677-8256.
For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes only the visitor’s domain name, but not the e-mail address.
We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Web page, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail and the aggregate information on what pages visitors access or view.
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, to notify you about updates to our Web site and to contact you for internal marketing purposes.
With respect to cookies: We do not set any cookies.
If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the above address.
With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.
From time to time, we may use your information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically. You may prevent this information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by e-mailing us at the above address.
Upon request we provide you with access to a description of the information that we maintain about you. Please e-mail us at the above address to access this information.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number.
We’ve just sent you an email. Click on the link in there to confirm your subscription.