Sheltering Stone: A Stone Home in Upstate New York

Using rock from their property in rural upstate New York, an architect and his wife hand build a timeless stone house on a tight budget.

The McCarthys have family roots in upstate New York: Tim grew up on a nearby dairy farm, and Jackie was raised in Montreal and at her parents’ summer home in upstate New York. The couple bought twenty-two acres of rural land because of its seclusion and south-facing orientation.
Photo By Laurie E. Dickson