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Traditional Design, Modern Construction

A new farmhouse features historically inspired details executed with low-maintenance materials

On Shelter Island at the eastern end of Long Island, a collection of four Greek-revival homes inspired architect Ian McDonald when he was hired to design a new home. The new farmhouse features historically inspired details that are made with modern, durable materials such as PVC. Also in keeping with its contemporary nature, the house has an open floor plan. To make the house seem as if it was built longer ago than it was, it was designed in a long, narrow style to make it look as if it had a lengthy history.

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