With sweeping views of the Hudson River as a backdrop, Workshop/APD transformed this Briarcliff Manor home from an outdated traditional ranch into a modern work of architecture. The new home, which surprisingly sits atop the existing foundation (with only a few minor enlargements), feels three times the size of the original. Much of the original shape of the home, including the main gabled roof that runs over the central living areas, was also retained. These elements were re-thought with modern materials and details and carefully blended into the new language. Inside, the view takes over and when you stand at the Living Room windows, the ground drops away leaving you floating in the trees above the river.