Craryville, NY

The Saltmans purchased a small plot of land in the mid 1960s with a series of buildings dotting the landscape. The relationship between owner and builder spans nearly three generations, allowing for a construction method based on loyalty, trust, and adaptation over time. Soft-Firm designed an addition to the central residence which met new demands as the family expanded especially through the pandemic. The vernacular A-frame is reinterpreted into a new primitive.

The cathedral-like roofline is calibrated with program to give a feeling of expansiveness to the sleeping areas on the second floor. A double height space allows for a writing nook and play room to overlook the entrance foyer.

General Contractor: Mike Cottini