The greenhouse, above, was based on the main house’s proportions, opposite. The garden was designed by Deborah Nevins.
Before the greenhouse was built, the owners spent most of their outdoor time on the porch, seen here from the new building’s vantage point. Now they use the whole space. Wegner teak rope-seat chairs flank a Fornasetti table.
Haverland studied traditional greenhouses, as well as Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet’s 1932 Maison de Verre in Paris, before designing the glass-block roof. The ceiling is both translucent and sturdy—early plans included a staircase that would have allowed the owners to walk on glass.
The Nadin painting inspired much of the décor. Its lush surface is made of burlap, beeswax, honeycomb, and linden berries, cultivated upstate by the artist. A leftover piece of stone from the garden paving made an impromptu base.
(1.) The Screen
The Eames screen, in undulating veneer, is from reGeneration. “The linen strips that join the panels match the stucco,” Galanes says, “so it looks like the thing is floating.”
(2.) The Tiered Stand
The drawers on this Dutch sewing basket, bought at DeLorenzo 1950, are among the few hits of color in the space.
(3.) The Chaise
The first piece Galanes bought was this Hans Wegner oak chaise. “There’s a lot of mid-century modern in there, but not hard mid-century,” he says. “This is all made of wood and leather.”
(4.) The Vents
Behind the chaise, Haverland and Galanes designed a wall of storage and HVAC in white-painted wood. The louvers at the top adjust to allow heat or air-conditioning into the space.