This historic Alexandria home was previously renovated from two separate homes, which now features a rare double front parlor in a bright, white color palette. Each space is outfitted with a wood-burning fireplace, crown molding, chair rails, original wood floors and matching chandeliers. The room to the right offers comfortable seating for guests.
A contemporary-yet-rustic staircase leads to the second floor of the home while a floor-to-ceiling window wall offers unobstructed views for days. Black metal lanterns hang on nautical rope for a unique chandelier in the entryway.
For a redesign that could please both mom and dad, dad got the sports bar he craved, wrapped in the sophisticated style mom desired for the space. Traditional wood cabinetry provides ample storage space, while a gorgeous onyx bar provides ample seating space.
Basement Converted Into Playground With Climbing Wall
Wanting a place where their kids could safely roam, the homeowners asked Eisner Design to convert their basement into an indoor playground. The space includes a climbing wall, swing chairs, a bookcase with a built-in reading nook and a loft for movie nights and sleepovers.
This home's open floor plan leads from the kitchen and breakfast room to a heated sunroom that can be used in any season. A patterned rug anchors a seating area in the sunroom. A large range hood on the stone wall vents smoke, heat and odors from the cooking surface underneath.
Wood Details in Transitional White Foyer With Patterned Tile Floor Panel and Open Stairs
In the foyer, a patterned tile was chosen as an area “rug” inset to create a sense of surprise and drama upon arrival at the front door. The custom railing and wood stair treads lead up to the living room for an open and spacious connection to the home interior. A white bench supports a piece of art for added texture to decorate the foyer.
Doors offer another chance to play up architecture and add rich texture and tone. After several decades with a lackluster fiberglass door, the entry was updated with a glass-paned door with an organic walnut look.
Classical Foyer with Italian, English and Chinese Antiques
An Italian serpentine walnut three-drawer commode, a Tuscan carved giltwood mirror and an 18th century English chinoiserie tall case clock are in the foyer designed by Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs for the Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta. The black-and-white floor has a zig-zag pattern. On the commode are two gold Ormolu ornaments on lucite bases and a pair of 1930’s Chinese green hardstone lamps with lavender shades. Two 19th century regency-style chairs with an ebony finish are underneath framed original landscape oils by Tyler Colgan.