A modern addition, as suggested by Crawford and Stearns? That is what they did in Utica, linking Fountain Elms to a modern museum with a walkway. Moving Cazenovia's town offices to another structure entirely? And there have been a few other ideas floated that might be considered. Certainly any reasonable, or even visionary, idea should be considered before taking the irrevocable step of converting a great period and historically important interior into a modern office space.
One thing is certain: Once such interiors as the Cottage's are gone, they are never replaced, and the structures so changed enter a kind of half-life. It would be a historical and aesthetic tragedy for Cazenovia for that to happen to the Gothic Cottage.