Saratoga Springs is one of America’s great treasure-houses of nineteenth century architecture.
In 2004 historian Field Horne collaborated with traditional architect Milton W. Grenfell to create an authentic addition to this rich architectural patrimony. The result was a Carpenter Gothic cottage, soon followed by a house in the Greek Revival manner. So successful were these projects that Horne and Grenfell now offer their design/build services to the discerning client seeking a house that marries the design wisdom of the past with the convenience, energy efficiency and low maintenance of today.
A Gothic Revival cottage at 2400sf, this house sits comfortably on a very small lot with pre-existing detached garage, private garden and swimming pool.
It serves as a showcase for a rich collection of American antiques, paintings, and framed documents. With three bedrooms and a study along with 2.5 baths, it is substantial yet compact and practical.
A graceful Greek Revival at 2700 sf with detached two-story garage, the Aldrich residence is usually taken for a historic house of the 1830s, yet it was designed for practical, modern living.
A first-floor master suite allows for aging-in-place and includes a “drive in” shower and a “walk in” bathtub. On the second floor are two large guest rooms with shared full bath.
In 2012 Horne was given the honor of working for a client whose plans were drawn by the eminent Saratoga Springs firm, Frost-Hurff Architects.
A substantial foursquare house with Greek Revival influences; sited on a wide lot with a pre-existing garage on its alley front, it was designed for a young family with children.