This Gothic cottage, brown with crisp white trim, is located in a wide meadow and near a pond. A screened-in porch and office windows wrap around the left side of the house, overlooking the meadow.
Charming built-ins flank the fireplace and TV in this cozy family room. The built-ins sit further back and are painted a few shades lighter than the TV surround and mantel so as to ensure the fireplace structure is the focal point of the room.
In welcoming country style, this sweet bedroom does a lot in a small amount of space: a built-in window seat doubles as a daybed and leaves room for a comfy sofa, ottoman and entertainment center.
This incredible family home was created out of a renovated barn. The entire exterior received new board and batten wood siding and a seamed metal roof. The second floor contains a playroom and kid-tastic bedroom. The house also features a gym.
The staircase in the front turrets leads down to the basement, which houses wine storage and a tasting room with a full bar. Since a new first-level attached garage constructed, the existing below-grade garage became storage and mechanical space, as well as a corridor to the existing basement.
There's more to be admired in this luxury garage than just the impressive automobiles. Brick floors with radiant heating add charm underfoot, and exposed ceiling beams add rustic, barn-inspired appeal overhead.
This bright pantry offers open shelving with white wire storage baskets and glass snack containers. Black granite countertops and a stainless steel sink offer space for food preparation, while white Shaker style cabinets complete the look of the space.
This three-car garage also doubles as an indoor basketball court. The design intention was to create a home that felt significant and timeless, without being ostentatious. It became a classic structure with traditional lines and materials that is nestled into the existing terrain.
The newly renovated kitchen makes use of a center island topped with beautiful marble, creating a large workspace for the family. Creamy cabinets paired with wood countertops and a farmhouse sink bring a touch of country to the space. The coffered ceiling hides structural members needed to support the clay block walls above.
A series of pilastered arches frame the view from the dining room to the glass doors of the library. Intermediate “vestibules” help to formalize the entry to the dining room and living room from the entry without the use of doors. An interior challenge was to transition from formal to informal spaces. Daniel Contelmo Architects accomplished this by minimizing the detailing of moldings in the informal spaces, and adding beading in the ceiling and oak accents in beams and mantels.
The stairs that ascend to the catwalk were designed to resemble the main staircase of a prominent building where the homeowner received his undergraduate degree. The elegant metal staircase looks beautiful against the lovely brick floors.
This 5,000-square-foot carriage house — mainly dedicated to car storage and display — was designed to evoke the feel of a 150-year-old barn. The stone walls were erected with some of the original stones taken from walls built by farmers who previously owned the property.