(on behalf of Madeleine Design Group)
List of details and highlights from the restoration and infused modern décor
- The original solid oak floors were uncovered during the demolition process. The antique hardwood was carefully restored and thoughtfully incorporated into the new, open floorplan. Of interesting note: through its design patterns, the floor revealed the original house layout. These patterns were accentuated with restored and reconfigured original borders for the modern updated floorplan.
- The floorplan is open and modern, but the rooms are still very defined into themselves, much more than the original closed room concept would have been.
- The new lounge is located where the original kitchen was set; because of that, the flooring is a little bit different. MDG worked this unique feature this into the design of the room.
- The kitchen is open and much larger than it was in the original home. It is also covered with marble countertops and filled with modern chef’s appliances (including the MDG hallmark: a galley sink).
- MDG professionally framed and incorporated a lot of the family’s personal artwork and photos into the home’s interior design.
- The powder room features an antique table (to hold the vessel sink) and old photograph prints above the toilet – both add a splash of old to the new décor.
- The dining table is an antique and has traveled with the couple from house to house; but in this restored heritage/modern design, it feels more at home than ever.
- The dining room also features accordion-style folding doors that open to the porch, bringing a very modern indoor-outdoor feel to the traditional dining room.
- Throughout the home, the crown molding, wall paneling, and baseboards are a modernized nod to period specific detailing; in a few specific places, the traditional molding runs into contemporary flat molding to help separate the traditional from the modern.
- The additions of modern lighting and carefully selected wallpaper provide an art deco vibe to play off the old heritage feel.
- The windows are large and plentiful to keep the interior spaces bright and filled with natural light. Roman shades are used to create a bit of layering and add some softness.
- Between the aforementioned selections, the original floors, and the numerous uses of brass to accentuate the chosen colors, the home has a perfect rustic-meets-art-deco-meets-historic-home feel.
- With John Quinton’s help and expertise, the exterior was completely refurbished to be very period-specific. Some of the highlights include the correct stone that would have been used at the time, real wood shingles, and precise architectural details.
Personnel & Materials
Madeleine Design Group provided all interior designs and furnishings
General Contractor: Quinton Construction
Furnishings supplied: CF Interiors
Notable Materials used:
Custom Front and Patio Doors: Westeck Windows
Countertops: Natural Stone, 2cm Marble Slab, Sahara Noir
Kitchen Island: Natural Stone, 2cm Marble Slab, Bianco Lasa Extra
2nd floor bathroom: Vicostone, 2cm Quartz Composite Slab, Nero Marquina
Backsplash: 2×8 Glazed Ceramic Tile in a double herringbone pattern
Lighting: fixtures by Visual Comfort, Matteo Lighting, Eurofase, Hudson Valley, Hinkley, and Kuzco
Recessed Lighting: Liteline
Hardware: Top Knobs
Appliances: Gaggenau, Wolf, Fulgor, Asko, and LG
Paints: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, Hale Navy, and Whitestone
Fireplace surround: Natural Stone, 2cm Marble Slab, Sahara Noir
Primary Ensuite accessories: Kartners
Primary Ensuite Shower fixtures:Brizo
Primary Ensuite Freestanding Tub: Victoria + Albert, Barcelona