Architectural Digest featured a really captivating home designed by Stephen Sills and James Huniford
The living room’s wood floors were original. The interior is bathed in creamy whites, and gray tones. Among the living room’s furniture sits an American low table once used for shucking oysters. Not everything is American in the home, which adds a bit of interest. An 18th-century Spanish tray hangs on the wall, while a classic 18th-century Dutch armchair makes up part of the upholstered furniture. A rustic root chair and 18th-century painted chest are American antiques.
In the kitchen, new cabinetry was installed to make it functional. Oversized trays are positioned on the cabinetry for interest. Old wooden cutting boards add some antique charm, and are positioned behind oversized glass containers, which are functional, while decorative. In the dining room, a painted English table is the focal point in a room of refreshing white. A white painted apothecary chest reaches to the ceiling, and one cannot help notice the old documents that stand out in black framing on the walls. An 18th-century American silo cap made of paper is the focal point of the light green painted mudroom.
" From the street it still looks like a white Colonial box, the new construction almost invisible: extensions containing a spacious kitchen and master suite, and nearly 1,200 square feet of media room, music room, potting room and screen porch in the re-excavated basement. “You cannot draw a line and say this is where the old house ends and the new house begins,” says Robert Rich, the New York-based architectural designer who devised this spatial solution. “I didn’t want it to look as if someone had put on a big addition. There’s some restoration, some renovation, some whole new cloth. It succeeds because there’s a consistency of approach without being overtly historical.”
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