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 living room, with its soaring vaulted ceiling, invites light and outdoor views into the McCarthy home. “We chose white pine finished with linseed oil for the beams and floor to offset so much masonry,” Tim says. To tie into the home’s rusticity and accentuate the wood’s knotty nature, he copied an antique, wide-plank style of floorboard. The inexpensive wood was cut and milled just twenty miles away.
Photo By Laurie E. Dickson