1734 House
Palisades, New York

The Dutch Colonial Sharpless House was built in 1734 and reputed to be the first house in what later became the village of Pearl River, New York. Saved from a developer’s wrecking ball, the house’s chestnut timber frame and wood details were carefully disassembled, meticulously documented and carefully stored by historian and housewright, George Turrell. Serendipitously, the opportunity arose to reassemble and carefully restore the house in nearby Palisades and connect it to an existing, newer house. A smaller entry link with similar detailing and a welcoming porch mediates between the old and new structures.