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Bringing New Life to the Historic Gideon Reynolds Brick House

March 18, 2016

Do you love seeing historic properties being used and enjoyed? How about the addition of a few modern touches while not disturbing timeless structural details? This kind of respectful remodeling allows for a friendly cohabitation of past and present. And, of course, it also makes for a truly unique home.

We recently had the privilege of being involved in a project that created this exact kind of cohabitation. We’ll touch on the highlights, but for more details and photos please visit the original article published in Bedford Magazine.

A Quick Look at This Unique Remodeling Project

Jim and Jean Prusko, the owners of the Gideon Reynolds Brick House, have a passion for bringing fresh life and vision to beautiful old homes. In fact, this is the fourth home that they have renovated together. Drawn by the beautiful location, rich history, and abundant character, the Brick House offered the perfect opportunity to move from the home they had outgrown and launch an exciting new project.

The spaces are stunning, simultaneously classy and timeless. In many ways, they transcend “trends” which is part of the value of investing in a property like this. After all, how could exposed brick, period-correct millwork (courtesy of Nichols Woodworking), and long, breezy hallways ever not be considered “in”? There are even nooks in the brick wall that were used for baking bread back in the home’s early days.

Isn’t that amazing?

The Wine House Is Too Awesome to Miss

Most people are familiar with the idea of a wine cellar, but how about a wine house?

A wooden structure that stands on the orchard included within the 5-acre property has been converted and remodeled into the ultimate entertainment destination. Maintaining its perch on a fieldstone cube, this outbuilding has been converted into a wine house, complete with storage and cooling equipment below and a finished upstairs.

To keep the rustic, yet classy, vibe, we installed a gorgeous barn siding in the lower level of the structure, refinished the floors, and wired the cellar with biometric locks. We also brought in a team of Italian artisans to hand-plaster the walls upstairs. All of this comes together to create a secure, beautiful, fully-functional venue for wine and cheese parties.

We wish the Prusko family all the best with their home, and are so thankful that this historic property is in the hands of those that truly appreciate it. We are also grateful for the opportunity to play a part in its rejuvenation!

View more photos from historic restoration projects here, and learn more about our historic restoration services here.

Gerety Building & Restoration Awarded 2016 Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction

February 8, 2016

Every year Houzz, an online platform that connects homeowners with remodeling service providers, gives out awards for the top building, remodeling and design companies in the industry, and the 2016 award winners have just been revealed. Once again, Gerety Building & Restoration has taken the top prize – the Best of Houzz Award for Customer Satisfaction. This is the third year in a row that Gerety has received this recognition.

Houzz awards are a true honor because they are based on the satisfaction and experience of actual customers. The Houzz platform not only connects homeowners and service providers, but it also allows homeowners to leave reviews after they have worked with those service providers. A Best of Houzz award represents the fact that Gerety Building & Restoration received an abundance of positive reviews from customers in the prior year.

Gerety Building & Restoration offers remodeling services to customers in the Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT areas. Those services include residential remodeling projects for kitchens and bathrooms as well as home additions, flooring, roofing, and masonry.

“Our focus has always been to leave a job site having provided high-quality work and more importantly, work that meets the specific needs of each of our valued clients,” says Keith Gerety, the president of Gerety Building & Restoration. “We work closely with our clients to ensure they’re satisfied with what we’ve done and it’s wonderful that they’ve seen our dedication and have allowed us to be named a Best of Houzz winner for Customer Satisfaction again this year.”

Click here to learn more about Gerety’s commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

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Gerety Building and Restoration: Winner of the 2015 Best of Houzz Award for Customer Satisfaction!

February 14, 2015

In addition to offering a high-quality product, we also are very focused on providing a high-quality customer experience. This is important for any business, but in our line of work it takes on a new level of importance. Why? Because when people call on our home building and remodeling services, we aren’t just arriving on a jobsite. We’re being invited to your home!

Helping Celebrate Boys & Girls Club 75th Anniversary

August 29, 2014

Katonah, NY (August 25, 2014) – Gerety Building and Restoration recently celebrated the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester’s 75th anniversary with a painting and pizza party for summer campers.

“It is important to recognize the great work the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester has been doing for all these years,” said Gerety Building and Restoration president Keith Gerety. “Supporting local youth is an investment we strongly believe in, so we were eager to help out.”

Pelham-based A.G. Williams Painting Company was also a sponsor and Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco hosted the event.  

A group of 22 campers between the ages of eight and nine painted aprons, tiles and planting pots at GPNY’S Art Garage, a visual arts studio for children. The colorful aprons and tiles reflected the kids’ congratulatory messages to the Boys & Girls Club on reaching its milestone year.

Once their artwork was complete, the kids played games at the Arcade and dined on homemade pizza from GPNY’s kitchen.

Soon after the event, GPNY delivered the tiles and pots and the campers gathered together to plant oregano and basil for their garden.  

“This was a wonderful summer experience for our campers. The children loved exploring art and gardening,” said Barbara Cutri, director of operations, Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. “The Club is so appreciative of this opportunity and we look forward to more fun activities like this in the future.”

Deputy County Executive, Kevin Plunkett presented a proclamation from County Executive Rob Astorino to honor the occasion. Other local dignitaries at the celebration included David Buchwald, NY State Assemblyman, District 93; Peter Harckham, County Legislator and Chairman of the County Board of Legislators; and Chris Burdick, Bedford Town Supervisor.  

“We wanted a way to say thank you to the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester for all their years of service,” said GPNY vice president of Sales and Marketing Nat Mundy. “Supporting local youth and children’s charities are an essential part of our mission, so it was a natural fit to have the kids come on over and have a blast.” 

Left to right (Adults in the back row): Nat Mundy, Grand Prix New York; Peter Harckham, County Legislator and Chairman of the County Board of Legislators; Kevin Plunkett, Deputy County Executive, Westchester County;  Keith Gerety, Gerety Building and Restoration; Liane Rigano, A.G. Williams Painting; Paul Viggiano, A.G. Williams Painting Company.  Front Row; Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester visiting campers and staff member.

Left to right: Nat Mundy, Grand Prix New York; Peter Harckham, County Legislator and Chairman of the County Board of Legislators; Kevin Plunkett, Deputy County Executive, Westchester County;  Keith Gerety, Gerety Building and Restoration; Paul Viggiano, A.G. Williams Painting Company.  

Campers showing off their planting pots at the Boys &Girls Club of Northern Westchester. GPNY delivered the painted pots and helped the kids plant their oregano and basil seeds.