CAN AN 1890's LANDMARKED HOUSE MEET THE NEEDS OF A MODERN FAMILY?
Sea Cliff Landmarks Association Lecture at The Sea Cliff Yacht Club on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm
The first of the 2015 Sea Cliff Landmarks Association lecture series will be held at
8:00 pm at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club and will feature Architect Jim Carballal and
homeowner Rob Kenney who will discuss the process by which one of New York State’s
most historically intact 1890’s home, Connor Cottage, was restored to accommodate
the needs of a young family with two small children.
Jim Carballal will discuss the how turn of the century lifestyles influenced
architecture, how modern building and zoning codes impact design, how landmarking
impacts the ability to renovate a house, and how a sensitive restoration will help your bottom line. Jim will share practical information such what decisions may need to be made that can impact budgets and future maintenance.
Homeowner Rob Kenney was delighted that so much historic information was available
about the house since the house had been in the same family since it was built. A
treasure trove of old photographs documented earlier times in the house. Rob built
on this by documenting the restoration progress with photographs. He will show the
original condition of the house and property including cistern and barn and then
continue to show progress toward his and his wife Irene's concept for a home they
could enjoy with the latest amenities. He will conclude with his thoughts and tips for
others contemplating a similar restoration.
The Sea Cliff Landmarks Association supports a variety of programs designed to
educate the public about Sea Cliff's unique architectural heritage and encourages
homeowners to use historically appropriate materials when renovating their homes.
Most of Landmarks' speaker programs are free and open to the public. The SCLA
program begins 2015 in the comfortable surroundings of the Yacht Club dining room
looking across the harbor and out to the sound. Historical Yacht Club documents and
artifacts recall the early days of the club and the time when our featured home's
builders would have been visiting Sea Cliff's shores.
Please join us on Wednesday January 28 at 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.