Good Looks in the Kitchen

Just like a recipe mingles flavors for the best effect, a blend of visuals and textures show off the fine points of a kitchen. Witt Construction was recently featured in an article on houzz.comon kitchen materials “for a knockout design.” Countertops, cabinets, lighting, fixtures and seating in contrasting materials, colors and shapes all can provide a visual pop that showcases features. With white as a basic, you can warm up with brass, add drama with black granite, harmonize with shades of wood, unify with wallpaper and add depth with glass. Balance is key – you want to keep the room welcoming, but don’t be afraid to hang modern, metal fixtures as a centerpiece, dark stain to frame, or mix wood, glass and metal for a classic look. The kitchen is made for mixing and matching!

6 Impressive Home Gyms That Offer the Ultimate Personal Fitness Oasis

SHAPE UP! Witt Construction has been featured in a huffingtonpost article about home gyms as the “ultimate personal fitness oasis.” Great light, sleek lines, open space and a “fitness vibe” all contribute to the luxury of the private, in-home gym/studio look-good, feel-good environment.

Simply Saratoga Magazine and Saratoga Showcase of Homes

COVER STORY. We are proud that one of our favorite homes, Hillside Retreat, is featured on the current cover of Simply Saratoga magazine, fall 2014. This home took the gold in 2013 for the Best In American Living Awards’ “one-of-a-kind home, 4,100–6,500 sq. ft.”.

The magazine is devoted to the upcoming 2014 Showcase of Homes presented by the Saratoga Builders Association Sept. 20-21, 27-28 and Oct. 4-5. The multi-weekend event is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together, Saratoga County, and we are pleased that our entry, Skyfall, on Southard Road, serves as support for these worthy organizations. The Showcase offers a bonus “Comforts of Home” evening, Friday, Sept. 19, when ticketholders can visit eight of the 14 homes in this year’s Showcase for tastings of area chefs’ specialties. Check out the details and reserve tickets for both the chefs’ event and the house tours at

Skyfall, 4,800 sq. ft. of stunning, spacious living, was a collaborative effort between Witt Construction and architect Balzar + Tuck. Its unique design and hilltop location ensure unobstructed views of the Mohawk Valley and the Adirondack Mountains from many windows and outdoor living spaces. Built for the ultimate in both personal comfort and lively entertaining, this cedar and stone home features, on the main floor, a master suite, elegant dining area, showcase kitchen, large butler’s pantry, three fireplaces, bluestone terrace, black slate flooring, three-car, wood-lined garage and more than 1,000 sq. ft. of glass framing spectacular vistas. The lower level includes a guest bedroom suite, home office and media room.

The magazine also features one of our more unusual projects, a custom coastal-cottage style home integrated into an eclectic downtown neighborhood within walking distance of both Skidmore College and the heart of the city. Ideal. The writer, Chelsea Hoopes Silver, did an excellent job capturing both the spirit of the home and the authentic voices of its owners, Rob and Mark. Witt Construction was able to achieve Rob’s and Mark’s shared vision by adapting a Maine Coastal Cottages plan that allowed for expanded space (2,900 sq. ft.) and was a perfect expression of their desire for a home with both  comfortable, calming spaces for private time and welcoming, open areas for gatherings. Witt’s signature built-ins and special features like the window seat tucked into a landing, as well as a houseful of other details and design elements, have made Rob’s and Mark’s home an urban oasis. They say, “We park the car in the driveway Friday and don’t have to get back into it until Monday morning.” The photos for this article are by genius photographer Randall Perry.

Lastly, but by no means least, we were honored to be spotlighted in “Wise Wood,” an article about the glories of using reclaimed wood in new buildings. Reflects the article’s author, Megin Potter, using reclaimed wood is “a matter of character and of conscience.” We design reclaimed wood into a variety of spaces; the Simply Saratoga article focuses particularly on our use of it as a grand door header and glistening floor in the entry to a home library, as kitchen shelves, beams and exterior trim. We are very proud of the luster and dignity these woods bring to Witt homes and we hope homeowners are as delighted as we are with the results. Photos of Witt spaces are, once again, by the incomparable Perry.

Simply Saratoga is a complimentary magazine, widely distributed in Saratoga Springs and nearby. If you can’t find a copy, call the magazine at 518-581-2480 and someone will help you.

Fall 2014 Newsletter – Skyfall at Saratoga Showcase of Homes!

Join us September 20 & 21, September 27 & 28 and October 4 & 5 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at 106 Southard Road Saratoga Springs, NY 12866




The exterior of a home makes its first impression – and Witt Construction designs cater to that all-important first sight. And, while Witt homes are each exceptional, they also are built with their neighborhoods’ character in mind. Whether you want to be palatial or ultra-private; need a grand veranda for frequent entertaining near the pool, or extra garage space to tuck away your automobiles; prefer wood, stucco or stone; desire elegant floor-to-ceiling windows or subtle dormers – working with Witt will help you focus on the details that make your house beautiful outside, as well as indoors. Check out Witt’s landmark window and garage door design in Saratoga Springs, featured recently on 

 garage doors 10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

“Creating a Transitional Style Living Room”

MIX IT UP. Vary, blend and contrast your furnishings’ textures, colors, styles and functions to create eye-catching and comfortable areas in your home. features a Witt Construction living room where modern lines, natural light and earth tones meet cozy and relaxing in an entertainment area with a fireplace designed for both lively gathering or personal downtime with a book or TV. Don’t be afraid to combine bold colors with classic lines or vintage furniture with modern conveniences. You’re eclectic, right? Let your home reflect it!    

Witt Construction living room

JUST IN TIME for the piles of jackets, homework papers and sports gear that invade the entry to the house after Labor Day, and have teamed up to spotlight de-cluttered spaces. A cozy Witt Construction alcove, which maximizes space and storage, is highlighted for its creative use of hooks, a bench seat and roomy cubbies. More ideas for keeping things under control: chalkboard paint for leaving notes and posting schedules, drawers for tucking things away, baskets for organizing and cabinets for storage.