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Nov242011

A Study in Contrasts

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is a day for celebrating and gathering with family and friends — a day for being thankful for all the good things life brings us. Among other things, I'm personally grateful to you for your support and loyal readership, to our sponsors for their endorsement and to everyone who has lent a hand in order to make this a better blog. To celebrate this holiday, my closest friends and I drove a couple of hours outside of NYC to Eldred, New York, to spend four glorious days in this dreamy retreat. Located at the edge of a pristine brook and waterfall, the Floating Farmhouse was a sinking ship when owner Tom Givone first discovered it. After a four-year renovation and following his masterful vision, this 1820 manor home is now a study in contrasts. Fully restored to its original grandeur, the house features purely modernist elements: a curtain wall of skyscraper glass in the kitchen, polished concrete and steel finishes, minimalist interiors, and a porch "floating" on the surface of the water. What else can I ask for? This is the perfect refuge to enjoy the company of the ones I love, and I hope you're doing the same wherever you are. Cheers!

Images courtesy of Tom Givone

Reader Comments (2)

Wow! All set for the Thanksgiving day! The place is so relaxing!
Nov 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKurt Whitner
This house is beautiful. I love the wooden bath tub and glass wall. Happy thanksgiving to you too!
Nov 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTyrone Burrier

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