Friday, April 1, 2011

Gorgeous Stone Shingle Style Home

Gorgeous Stone Shingle Style Home: "

Oak hill front

I have always loved the charm of shingle style homes. I love the curving architecture and the all the extraordinary details.

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When the homeowners wanted to renovate this 1900’s spectacular home, they called on the great talents of Andrew Reck of Oak Hill Architects.


Let’s have a look inside. The house was formerly owned by celebrity chef Todd English, who installed the stone pizza oven in the kitchen. What a wonderful luxury. Notice the thick chunky legs of the center island. I love the heft and country feel they bring to the kitchen.


Interior Designer, Keith Frederick did a beautiful job with the interiors. I adore this built in banquette. The beautiful shade of blue painted on the back wall of the bookcases is a stunning backdrop to the ironstone. To the right is the transition to living room.

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Perhaps my favorite feature of this house is the curved Bath. The tile floor is amazing. I also love when architects thoughtfully place windows beside mirror in Baths. The natural light is much more flattering on your face when you are getting ready. The vanity is gorgeous!

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The Library above is truly a work of art! Notice the woodwork and the curved window wells.

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Here is a closer view of the Library. Notice the period windows with diamond mullions on the upper half. The woodwork and details in this room are outstanding.

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Readers, isn’t this house such a beautiful restoration?? To read more about design and details of this house click HERE. To see more photos and learn more about the exceptional talents of Andrew Reck and Oak Hill Architects click HERE.

(all photos Oak Hill Architects)


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