Our first priority was to strip away years and layers of modernization and additions to bring it back as close to a simple farmhouse as possible. Those additions included dropped ceilings and layers of outdated flooring, cabinetry, and sheetrock. The goal was to keep the historical footprint intact rather than over-modernizing it, and we designed several innovative solutions for this goal. We were able to retain much of the existing floor plan, and we designed custom trim in the library and dining room to match the traditional moldings found throughout the rest of the house. In addition, all of the cabinetry was custom built and designed with detailing inspired by the original house. Another challenge was the introduction of an exterior door to the mudroom. While the mudroom was in the existing floor plan, the door was not, and was thus added on the side. This minor addition illustrates our determination to adhere to the original footprint of the house with only slight modifications. Ultimately, the detailing of the side entrance contributed to the composition and helped the existing details take root.
Front exterior. Photo by Theo Coulombe
Kitchen. Photo by Amanda Kirk Patrick
Guest bedroom. Photo by Amanda Kirk Patrick
Library. Photo by Amanda Kirk Patrick
Upstairs hall. Photo by Amanda Kirk Patrick