Westchester Colonial

Bronxville, New York

Reuniting three land parcels back into an original turn-of-the-century plot allowed these clients to create a new guest house that provides generous and comfortable guest accommodations and a variety of entertainment spaces for their frequent guests and extended family. A new slate and stucco house and adjacent stone garage were designed to blend harmoniously with the estate’s 1915 Stucco Colonial main house. As the guest house also faces an adjoining road, it is designed to maintain a well-established streetscape and complement the houses in the neighborhood. On the rear façade of the house, and on axis with a large central lawn leading to the main house, are the spa, pool and terrace. French doors leading from the central Entertainment Room are flanked by open porches that provide areas for lounging and dining. These in turn are nestled under sheltering roofs that house inset dormer balconies above. Across the terrace is the garage, which features an outdoor fireplace.

The interior features the first floor Entertainment Room housing a sitting area with fireplace, large TV, and a dining area. A colonnade on one side of the room leads to the Reception Hall and Main Entry door. On the other side are French doors, which lead to the outdoor terrace. Beyond the dining area is the Kitchen, with a pass-through that can also serve as the bar. The basement has a more casual recreation room which includes a sitting area, bar and pool table. The second floor includes a Master Bedroom and bath and two bedroom suites, with additional sleeping provided in the third-floor children’s bunk room.

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“I had the pleasure of working with Chuck Hilton and his team on the renovation of one of our houses and on another new home we built from the ground up. From start to finish I found them imaginative, hard-working and dedicated advocates for us throughout the process. They recommended both our decorator and contractor who we loved and together with our landscape architect produced a beautiful design that flows seamlessly from inside to out. They navigated the often difficult town approval processes with skill and worked closely with us all the way through construction to ensure the important details were attended to. We love our home. Chuck and his team are the best and I would highly recommend them!!!”
— Mary Behrens, Bronxville, NY, Owner

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“The cottage and its surrounding outdoor living spaces were designed to fit seamlessly into the fabric of the neighborhood…Rich millwork with classically inspired details envelop the interiors, infusing it with charm and a strong sense of tradition.”
— East Coast Home and Design Magazine

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“Chuck and I have worked together for 25 years serving some of the most discerning clients in the world. Chuck Hilton and staff are consummate, classic architects at the forefront of design in Fairfield County and adjoining areas. There is no more thorough and accommodating company I know of and they have my highest recommendation.”
— Stephen Gamble – Owner – Historic Floors

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