02.18.20. Design Solutions: Reclaimed Glory 

Qualified Remodeler Magazine, February 2020, Cover Story, 6 pages

"Westchester Real Homes marries architectural design with building science to restore a farmhouse more than 200 years old." 

10.10.19. "Hi Sylvain, I hope this note finds you well! My name is [the new homeowner] and I closed on the property today and I'm absolutely thrilled about finding this AMAZING home. I've waiting a very long time to find something this special. Everything about it is fitting for me and my lifestyle. I was hoping you would have some time to connect in the next few days to share your knowledge on all of the technology and details that you incorporated into the renovation. I understand you are a neighbor as well! Very much looking forward to connecting."

10.15.19. "I’m settling into the house and I’m absolutely in love. The details and simple charms are overwhelming! Everywhere I look there is something pleasing to the eye. It is obvious that you and Sylvain put a lot of heart into this project. I met him a few days ago and he already told me many of the stories that come with the home and project."

10.21.19. "Each day I learn more about this wonderful home…I was in the shower the other day and realized I can see out the bedroom windows, bathroom windows, side bathroom windows and the windows in the closets. The views are amazing and each day brings a cool new surprise or detail that is fun to explore. The garden got a face lift this pass weekend as well. Time to plant!"

2019 Master Design Awards, September 2019

The 41st annual Master Design Awards highlight creative solutions in the construction of extraordinary projects. 

Historic Renovation, Gold Winner:

Westchester Real Homes LLC, South Salem, N.Y.

Read the full story

DaVinci Roofscapes 9.20.19

Award-Winning Restoration Project Features Composite Shake Roof

Gaze at the pictures of the “All New 1812 Modern Farmhouse” in South Salem, N.Y. You’ll immediately understand why the project won the prestigious 2019 Chrysalis Award in the Residential Historic Renovation category.

The exterior of the home draws you in. The rugged, yet warm, look of the house is inviting. Plus, it sits across from a picturesque horse farm. The house looks like it has always belonged there. And it has.

Keep Reading


True Refrigeration 09.09.19
Back To School Basics
“One of our favorite ways to integrate our drawers? Incorporate one of our 24” Undercounter Refrigerator Drawers and one of our 24” Undercounter Freezer Drawers side-by-side in prime kitchen real estate”
Full Story

5 Farmhouse-Style Kitchens With Wood Cabinets

Check out this story from Houzz (We are kitchen #2)

 Make sure to follow us on Instagram

for the latest daily pictures and news.

These [pictures] are stunning.

- Kathy Ziprik, DaVinci Roofscapes

It looks divine!

- Jennifer Moore Stahlkrantz, Bedford Magazine, TownVibe

We love what you did with the 1812 farmhouse.  We would love to know what color you used on the exterior and the windows trim? We appreciate it. 

- The Kristan family

Congratulations on winning a 2019 Chrysalis Award

Westchester Real Homes is the National Award winner in the Residential Historic Renovation category. This is the first year you have entered the awards, and to take home top honors on the first attempt is impressive, and to win an award in this highly competitive category is quite an achievement.

- Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards



  Instagram - True Residential 

"This Modern Farmhouse has many gorgeous features, but we're particularly loving the deconstructed kitchen with True Refrigerator and Freezer Drawers. The home's mix of vintage finds and modern conveniences is truly something special."


Westchester Magazine, Cozy Up to This 1812 Farmhouse Reimagined as a Stylish Smart Home

03.21.19. Westchester Magazine, by Bill Cary

Kitchen love! I was pursuing Houzz this early morning and came across this stunning ‘modern@farmhouse’ located in the historic hamlet of South Salem, NY) by @westchesterrealhomes. It’s worth your time and the house is now for sale - @90springstreet. In each house I incorporate a piece of furniture in the kitchen but one of these days will create a kitchen that is nothing but furniture and fabulous shelving (no official cabinets). The detail in this kitchen is worth the study - varying wood color use, the also varied shiplap width... #westchesterrealhomes#bellarusticadesign #bellarusticastyle#bellarustica

- Kim Kelly, Bella Rustica Homes, Style & Design, Saint Simons Island, Georgia 

Beautiful home, the entire house looks amazing! Great craftsmanship!

- Marco Sanchez, build.com

Very nicely done! Looks great!

- Bruce Casio, Local Business Owner, South Salem

I love your work so much!  It’s beautiful!!!

- Janna Wohl, Homeowner, Hasting on Hudson

I am a location agent and would love to come look at the house as a possible background location for photo shoots. 

- Andrea Raisfeld, Location Scout, Bedford


- Julie Testwuide, Artist, Bedford

Wow!!  Beautiful workmanship!!

The before and after pics are awesome!!

- Rebeca Quintanilla , Entrepreneur, South Salem

No need for a tour -- your photos are so good that I felt like I've already walked through the house!

- Bill Cary, Writer

Pics are awesome. Wow!! Nice job

- Jeri Barrett, Landscape Architect

Congratulations! What a STUNNING home, inside and out

- Kathy Ziprik,  DaVinci Roofscapes

The consensus of ACARC was that the proposed exterior renovations to the farmhouse are a welcome upgrade and an asset to the neighborhood. The Council deemed the proposed plan to be in keeping with the visual character of the surrounding area and appropriate in size. ACARC found the design to be simple and classic and concluded that the quality exterior materials will greatly improve this residence's appearance.

- Virginia LoBosco, Chairman of ACARC (Architecture and Community Appearance Review Council)