Hamburg Medical Offices - Village of the Branch, New York

The Hamburg medical office is a unique adaptive use of a 1760 residence, located within the historic district of the Village of the Branch on Long Island’s north shore. This building was renovated to provide a medical office. Later additions to the building were removed, and the building’s fabric was replaced, using split shingles to match the original and single pane divided lite wood windows. The site and landscaping received intensive efforts, saving one of Long island’s last large Elm trees, along with other native species.

Portions of the interior were allowed to remain open to exhibit the structural and building components of the home, providing a living exhibit of the facility. Brick noggin in the exterior walls was shown, along with the hand hewn posts and beams carefully exposed to view. The resulting facility provides a unique medical environment, which allows a modern day use to flourish within a centuries old building. This facility won an award from the NHAB in 1993.