A Modern New York Salt Box: Drawing on Colonial and Shaker Homes

A singer and a Broadway producer build a cutting-edge nontoxic home with Colonial and Shaker inspiration.

Cathy Grier and Michele Steckler’s Columbia County, New York, home beckons visitors in from the cold. Endowed with the stateliness of a pair of saltbox houses, it also features more casual screened porches and terraces. The building is sited so it receives passive solar heat in winter and shading from the roof overhang in summer.
Photos by Michael Shopenn