Built in 1919, this charming
brick home has been completely remodeled by the owner, transforming an
architecturally modest residence into a truly remarkable house. Each room has
been redecorated using a floral motif carried throughout the house. Most of the
walls have been painted by the owner using various techniques to produce
textured looks and even to resemble wallpaper. Window treatments and furniture
covers were also designed and executed by the owner, as was the stenciling on
the walls and on the floors.
In the dining room, the chair
covers were hand painted. The wall border was painted first using stencils, and
then supplemented and embellished with free hand designs. The handpainted
pattern encircling the dining room table complements the wall border and was
achieved using acrylics and a latex urethane finish.
The sisal living room rug was
also hand painted, and the mantle and hearth were marbleized. The walls in both
the living and dining rooms have been painted to have the look and feel of
parchment.The vestibule was painted
using a striating technique to effect the look of striped wallpaper.
The large upstairs bathroom has
been beautifully redone; handpainted flowers and birds on the walls produce an
especially open, graceful ambiance in this room. All the beds are made up with
antique quilts. The gymnastics border in the teen bedroom was also designed and
painted by the owner.
The studio on the third floor
was created by knocking out walls to combine three rooms and raising the
ceiling. Skylights were installed to open up the space and a bathroom was also
Over the past few years,
exterior renovation has included relandscaping in both front and back yards,
where beds of roses and perennials, a grape arbor, and patio echo the design
themes of the interior.