Evertson Hill



Evertson exteriorExterior and Grounds

Rather than simply design a house as an absolute replica of one period or another, Petrides Homes envisions a house as a constantly evolving vessel onto which the fashions of one era or another are applied as it is repaired, expanded and redecorated. Thus, the exterior draws on the Greek Revival architecture that was popular nationally in the 1830s through 1850s (a period of great prosperity and vibrancy for the region) and incorporates detailing from the Federal and Colonial Revival periods. Its white/off white exterior paint scheme reflects a traditional aesthetic of the Hudson Valley region and the attached barn is clad with rough-sawn pine boards, weathered to a gray color. The red cedar roof and oiled mahogany porch decks reflect local craftsmanship and the extensive copper work, including standing seam roofs, copper gutters and leaders, and copper header caps on windows, demonstrate the highest standards in building practices. The windows are historical reproductions which feature the best of old and new: an all-wood sash and frame supporting double-panes of insulated glass.

The landscape gardening is first and foremost defined by the woods and farmland of the Hudson Valley region. New trees include sugar maple, weeping cherry, Crimson King maple, Bradford pear and white birch. Foundation plantings include rhododendron, azalea, boxwood, juniper, euonymous, spiraea, Alberta spruce, Montgomery spruce, burning bush and ornamental grasses. The house is surrounded by approximately three acres of lawn, as well as a 1,400 square foot bluestone patio and 1,000 square feet of bluestone walkways. Approximately 300 feet of dry laid fieldstone walls and a dry laid fieldstone gate help define the property. Five sets of granite steps crafted from salvaged local foundation-stones anchor the design.

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