Simply add nothing. When you think of New York (USA) the obvious skyscrapers will all come to mind but step a little beyond into the rural suburbs and you can unearth many hidden architectural gems. Though not every rural building is perfect from the off, designer Tom Givone has certainly made a success of this farmhouse. Idyllic with large glass windows and the most fantastic of complimentary wooden beams, what more could any family want from their home?
Overlooking a silent river, this once old farm building has been redesigned and reconstructed to feature many large rooms that are each fantastically lit. Boasting a floating veranda that softly extends beyond the riverside, you would be forgiven for not knowing which you prefer: outside or inside the house. Aptly named the Floating Farmhouse, many of the architectural features such as it€™s wood floors, beams and sash windows are original. Overhauling many of the spaces to achieve such a rustic aesthetic, the perfectly white minimalist walls set the space for the more original features to take centre stage. As Givone explains, "...sited at the edge of a pristine creek, with a waterfall cascading over an ancient dam of hand-laid stone, the Floating Farmhouse was a sinking ship when first discovered."
Photography credit : Tom Givone