Perched on a bluff over the Hudson River and offering incredible Hudson River views, the house was virtually unchanged since it was built in the 1970s. Dark brown wood interior gave the building a dark and dated feel. A modest renovation was decided upon, with the intention to brighten and modernize the space on a strict budget. The dark wood interior felt woodsy and inappropriate for its riverfront location, so a washed-out gray palate was chosen to make the house feel more like a beach cabin. Tension cable railings were added to open up the view from the balcony and deck as much as possible and black trim was used to accentuate the architecture of the A-frame.
A new Danish wood stove was added and the heating systems were all updated to make the house comfortable and inviting year round. Countless other repairs and improvements were made to update the house and make it more livable for the owners.