The symmetrical entrance and rigidity of a traditional colonial are softened by the shingle style and supplemented by stonework. An angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of a plateau on which the house sits, addressing the natural landscape as well as clients' needs.
Natural materials in earth-tone colors were used to make this house feel at home. Though it is only two-stories on the front facade, the dormers and chimney pots help to elevate an otherwise horizontal structure. The breezeway to the left of the garage allows guests to reach the rear-yard pool without going through the house.
Though the exterior details are modest, more emphasis was placed on the entry porch with a decorative balustrade and fluted columns, with the curved roof above.
Two wings with stone facing on either side of the front door ground the house while an angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of the landscape. Daniel Contelmo Architects also wanted to nestle the house at the proper grade allowing for ingress at the top of the slope, egress at the bottom, while keeping the mature tree adjacent to the entry.
One of the focal points in the courtyard is the Colonial style fountain located in the flower bed. This intricately carved piece adds aesthetic beauty and an elegant style that perfectly complements the traditional design of the Spanish Colonial while still giving the space a nod to the modern.
The small but dramatic dining room is decked out in British Colonial style from the heavy wood dining furniture to the lattice-inspired buffet. Gleaming wood surfaces, mirrored details and decorative gold accents dress up the space.
This historic colonial home was spruced up with details that are respectful to the home's heritage while still giving it an updated quality. Inside, the same story is told through a classic, yet modern design that includes an open concept first floor as well as plenty of natural light and functional, stylish spaces.
Completed in 1930, the Leland Bryant-designed Colonial House is among the last of early Hollywood’s most glamorous and exclusive revival style condominiums, and remains a coveted refuge for the industry’s elite. Golden Age tenants included the likes of Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and Cary Grant. The penthouse's exterior is protected by the National Register of Historic Places and remains unchanged since it was built.
This exterior loggia is painted in Farrow & Ball's "Pointing," which contrasts brightly with the nearby room. From the buffalo check chair to the busy wallpaper, the red-infused sitting room has a cozy, Colonial feel.
This beautiful Colonial home comes with a primo Seattle location, on a corner lot atop a hill that offers up endless views. Inside the home are a comfortable four bedrooms and four bathrooms spread over two floors.
Reminiscent of an English country estate, this distinguished Georgian Colonial with brick facade has been beautifully restored and expanded. Set in a premier estate enclave in Rye, NY its noble charm and pristine landscaping give it an heir of grandeur.
This 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival residence was rehabilitated and an addition added to create livable family areas, master bedroom suite, better indoor-outdoor living and an artist’s studio. To reinforce the Spanish Colonial design style, deep archways, Malibu tile, wrought iron and stain glass details are incorporated. The additions were placed on the back of the home to maintain the home's historic character curb appeal.
The home's front door opens into a neutral foyer. On one side, a staircase allows passage to the home's upper floors, while the other side is a clear path to the back patio. Several doors open off the hallway to allow access to other rooms on the first floor.
Due to the existing terrain, the basement level opens directly on grade. The rear of the home becomes more informal with the octagonal family room and varying roof lines of the bedrooms on the second floor. Just to the left is the poolhouse and pool.
This Chappaqua property, with its strict setback requirements and a 10 to 12-foot drop-off, posed a design challenge, even with four acres to play with. To accommodate the landscape, the home was designed to have two stories in the front and three in the back, allowing for a walkout basement.
The dashing breakfast room is papered in a teal stripe alongside whitewashed floors and molding. Red currant drapes add warmth to the space, while the well-appointed antiques are balanced with a trio of colorful paintings.