For me, great design is first and foremost about comfort. Comfort isn’t complicated or fancy. At my house, I want you to put your feet up! So, the first thing I did when I bought Edgewater Farm is add on a big, cozy porch.
…and included lots of shopping for cheap and gorgeous treasures at garage sales and second hand shops!
Tributes to history are important too. I paid homage to the hard work by turning the property’s old hand-dug well into a fountain.
And I turned the old barn foundation into a koi pond.
Renovating a condemned 1864 saloon/brothel building into my first restaurant, The Rosendale Cement Company, was a labor of love. It was named the “best restaurant west of the Hudson River.”