A Tudor revival home gets a remarkable renovation in Sea Cliff, New York


Smiros & Smiros Architects is responsible for the renovation of this 1920s Tudor revival home located in Sea Cliff, a village located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York. The architects sought inspiration in architect Grosvenor Atterbury—who developed Pocantico Hills for the Rockefellers in the early 20th century—cleaning up the exterior with an eye toward authenticity.

A symmetrically pitched roof replaced the entry’s catslide roof, which had cast the house in a storybook Thomas Kinkade mold. Slate tiles on the entire cross-gable roof, stonework, and half-timbering impart a more elegant demeanor.


What We Love: This beautiful Tudor revival home was given a thoughtful restoration and update for a pair of empty nesters who were looking to downsize. The open floor plan of the renovation offers a harmonious flow that is aesthetically pleasing and provides for ease of use for daily living and entertaining.

Tell Us: What do you think of the details of this renovation project? Is there anything you would change if this were your home? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments!

Note: Be sure to have a look at a couple of other amazing home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the award-winning portfolio of the architects of this project, Smiros & Smiros: Dream House Tour: A Hamptons beach house embraces shingle style and Quaint shingle style cottage in New York receives a stunning makeover.


The architects gutted and reconfigured interiors, deploying higher levels of finish on architectural details while discreetly incorporating period-sensitive neo-Gothic door openings, shiplap paneling, and wood-framed windows painted black to resemble steel.

Above: The painting on the wall above the entry console is by artist David Konigsberg.


Above: After a series of renovations since its 1920s construction, this home’s kitchen was left in an unflattering pastiche. This kitchen is a contemporary update that pays homage to the residence’s architectural origins. The architect’s designed the layout of the kitchen and then partnered with a showroom to fine-tune the design to reflect the selected kitchen line. The cabinets are painted in Balboa Mist OC-27 | Benjamin Moore. The windows are by Loewen Windows and Doors.


Above: An open floor plan renovation guides you from the dining room through to the breakfast nook, and onto the kitchen just out of frame.


Above: The spacious open plan dining and family room were originally sectioned off into an awkward sitting room and screened-in side porch. The finished renovation highlights the house’s history in the details while creating contemporary living spaces. A custom sectional is from Restoration Hardware.


Above: For a pair of empty-nesters looking to downsize in style, opting to turn an extra bedroom into a luxurious master bath came naturally in this home.






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