Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Out with the old and in with the new.......houses that is!

So this morning I will go to the new home which still sits amongst mounds and mounds of snow...but thankfully our work crew is diligently working despite the frigid temps. Mostly inside work at this point, right now its too cold to finish the limestone work. I enclose mostly pictures of the breakfast room elevation mostly because its the only one that is totally done and you get to see the finished product. Our goal is that the house will look old and as though its been there a long time. 
We will achieve this through carefully thought out landscaping which will will compliment and not compete with the already beautiful and mature landscape. Also we will grow ivy over select parts of the home. So in showing you the new....thought it would be fun to show you pictures of the old. We had so many wonderful and cherished memories in the 7 years that we lived in our previous house, it will always be remembered fondly. Our other home was a classic Georgian and we furnished it accordingly whereas our new house is French all the way, though I plan to use a lot of french influences there will be a bit of English too as I am a huge fan of English interiors. So hope you enjoy going down memory lane with he, first the old house and then in with the new........

Our old home, a classic Georgian on a lovely spring day,  while the cherry blossoms are starting to bloom

The basement which we finished and had my sons graduation dinner in!

My master bathroom vanity

Back foyer which led to a huge beautiful stone patio

Rear foyer sitting area

Our beautiful back yard

The patio looking out onto the pool...we spent many an afternoon perched here

The rear of the house

Teddy and his cousin cooling off....

The hearth and my favorite Delft tiles from Holland purchased at Country Floors

My beautiful pale yellow kitchen with teak topped island (carerra countertops)

Breakfast room

The foyer at Christmas

Master sitting room

My wonderful  bedroom done in the palest celadon and pale taupe (Fabrics are from Beacon Hill and Scalamandre)

And in with the new...............
The side view which is the only elevation that is complete
The porte cochere still in progress...

Another angle with the sun setting

The garage area with the newly added cuppola

You can catch a glimpse of the covered porch on the opposite side of the house, it will be completed in limestone

Part of the grounds, lots of trees everywhere....
Breakfast room bay completed

The rear of the house...I love the backs of homes!

Side patio entrance to breakfast room

A beautiful old oak tree