An American home set deep into the northwest, finds Parisian roots. A very classic American pedestrian home finds a grand Patrician pedigree in Washington, DC. The outcome of a well planned collaboration of homeowner, architect, and clients, this home is a well thought out plan! trick of the eye from the street, where the architect did extend the front of the home to the back of the house, to mazimize views to the sloping majestic forested ravine behind the home. A simple stature with simple, clean lines this home was well written to include atmosphere and injected with visual magic.
Antiqued shutters welcome the homeowners into the outdoors.
I love the addition to the fruitwood table;covered in a gauzey apparition of a table shape. A John Saladino chair. Also, the partition is unique in transluscency and swagging of the rod and pleated panels. I am always a fan of the French inspired fireplace and mantlepiece.
Two Nancy Corzine steamer chairs lend a nod to reading or viewing with large open windows.The coffee table is Modenature from Interieurs in NYC. The travertine floor extends onto the terrace and lengthens the feel of the rambling floor plan.
The long run of diningtable is finished in an acid-washed Botticino marble making an elegant and dramatic dining sopt! An open view into the kitchen appeals to the free flowing floorplan and light airy space of the dining / livingroom.
A closer view of the dining table and the HBF chairs pulled up to the table.
I like the Old World apperarance, but as you can see the kitchen is filled with modern conveniences. The kitchen table is a vintage base with a glass top, paired with a vintage Swedish candelier. I am also mad for the Chinese stool from David Bell antiques. The feeling of the beams, stucco walls and rough cut stone backsplash is integrated in such a simplistic manner.
Even ending with the outdoor terrace, The metal based and willow ceiling arbor is shadeed and strong to the elements. The patio is a perfect spot to sit and sip! Smith & Hawken patio furniture, and the accompanying stone fountain is from Trelliage. Doors conceal outdoor storage and the pillows bring sun and sky together.
HB 2004 Gordan Beall pics