Owning a historic house can be challenging but it doesn’;t have to be. This Riverfront residence in the historic Bucks County is a ideal instance of how classic information can be as cozy as a cottage – just, in this case – much larger. The exposed rough-hewn beams and the dropped windows hovering just below the skylights bring in a casualness to the otherwise rigid lines of the library wall. The added attribute of cane seats on the chairs adds a country element to the area that is more enhanced by the bench seat, vintage stepping stool and decision of light fixture. All this “charming” décor is just ample to soften up the wall of books and deep ebony flooring for an overall feeling of an classy nation cottage abode.
The dark ebony plank flooring is a consistent characteristic witnessed throughout this residence, as are the original mouldings and window details. This continuum of flooring keeps the spaces unified as rooms move from informal to sophisticated and back to casual.
Next to the library is the kitchen. Right here the cabinets maintain to a easy however timeless white shaker frame with textured glass in some of the upper doors. Stainless steel appliances are at residence beneath a dark solid surface counter top and adark backsplash of big textured panels. The skirted sink keeps that casual truly feel that balances the houses a lot more rigid information.
A little powder room on the principal floor characteristics a small sink and vintage cabinet. The standard sized faucets appear huge mounted on this sink.
The residing space on the other side of the hallway is a much more formal area with its high backed and tufted sofa and an upright piano placed just in front of the wall shelving. Adding to the much more regal effect is the tall mantle that surrounds the fireplace. With the height of the mantle and the large back to the sofa, the ceiling could have felt minimal had they not painted out the exposed beams but with the only dark shades close to the floor, the room is stored light and vivid. Even although this is a far more social area then the library, it has a a lot more serious come to feel about it.
The coffee table in the living area is a clever layout of a mid-century style wood table with splayed legs inset on an angle into a modernist waterfall solid surface table. The contrasting styles, materials, and colors include a minor whimsy to an otherwise formal space as does the addition of a zebra pattern on the chaise.
There is also a a lot more formal dining location situated between the stairwell and a pair of French doors. The French doors are actually a double layer of doors, the initial maintaining the traditional factors of the house alive whilst the second supplying the a lot more effective glazing necessary to hold wind, heat, or cold at bay. The fireplace in this area is less grand then in the residing area but nevertheless keeps a stiff upper lip. The table in this space is huge and is once again supported by the 2 chairs and a bench, but right here, the bench is more sofa then bench and the chairs have a far more classic profile then the cane seats in the library.
The dining space is a examine of pattern from the grid operate on the French doors and the white pickets on the balustrade to the exposed ceiling joists and the chair back specifics. With all this pattern the room could easily truly feel hectic but with the basic white on ebony colour story it as an alternative feels calm and soothing.
Upstairs a small loved ones area is the ideal get away from the hustle and bustle downstairs. A linen slipcovered couch and vintage furnishings carry a genuine rustic biv to this room that was not observed downstairs. The casualness of the area is a excellent transition to the bedrooms that line the hall.
Even the doorway to the household space is a far cry from the elegant specifics beneath. Here a wall mounted slider makes it possible for for a massive vintage door to open or near without imposing on the area itself.
The guest bedroom is also small and found in the corner of the house with windows on 2 sides, the only way to match a double bed into the room was to situate it in front of 1 of the windows. The designers accommodated for this by wrapping the window in shelving which keeps the bed out and away from the glass whilst at the identical time gives storage and table surface for the guests. The crown moulding is wrapped in front of the shelving rather then behind it and this tends to make the shelves seem to be created in rather then extra on.
A 2nd little bedroom is outfitted with a single bed tucked into a void designed by a second single bed with pull out trolly bed under.
Also situated on a single of the home’;s corners, every of these beds is under a window with bookshelves lining the walls behind the beds.
A third bedroom on this degree is a lot larger then the other 2 and is the Master Bedroom. Even though bookshelves are also a attribute, right here they are not on the window wall but instead flank the length of the wall on the 2 sides of the bed. The bed is a standard frame that needs measures to get into it and that minor bit of nostalgia is further emphasized by the 4-poster framework, chest at the finish of the bed and the antique table.
The bed in this space is located to consider advantage of the view.
The bathroom on this degree is a conventional composition of clawfoot tub, pedestal sink, and toilet, all surrounded by wainscoting of beadboard. The tub characteristics ornate feat and a black painted surround that picks up on the traditional black and white hexagonal pattern to the floor tiles.
The pedestal on the bathroom sink is a whimsical addition of a reduce down vintage newal publish typically noticed at the finish of a balustrade.
One flight up the attic has been converted into a bedroom and an office with the office on one side and the sleeping zone on the other. The space in among is where the stairwell is and a small sitting location is located in a dormer total with skylight.
The office is a located right in front of the windows and not to be daunted by the sloped ceilings, the room is flanked with the house owners ar2rk assortment, secured on each the leading and bottom of the frames.
The bed is found under the windows on the other side of the attic. Right here a padded headboard offers a resting spot away from the wall while a side table can be pulled up to hold a midnight snack.
A bathroom on the attic degree comes comprehensive with a stroll in shower more emphasizing that a historic property can be relaxed, functional and cozy as a cottage – no matter how big it is. Sullivan Developing & Design and style Group Darryl Carter Interior Layout