Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a landmark in Southampton Town, this early 19th century house is one of only a handful of extant temple-front Greek Revival houses on Long Island. Over time, the house fell into disrepair and was at risk of demolition until the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee called for its preservation. Silman has provided structural engineering services since the project’s initial phases in 2007.
Phase I focused on stabilizing the building, repairing the foundation and shoring up the fragile structure so that the five-section roof could be replaced. During Phase II, the project team replaced the windows and interior and exterior doors. Phase III fully restored the interior walls, floors, and ceilings; rebuilt the south wing; and renovated MEP systems. During this final phase, the project team also installed a historically accurate replica of the original cupola, which had been removed in the 1940s due to persistent roof leaks.