One of the homeowners of this home, an avid gardener, wanted to open the walls and windows to bring the joys of her garden indoors. The other homeowner, an accomplished artist, was seeking to create a gallery to display his artwork and those of others he has collected. The house, as it existed, did not meet either of their needs and so a total remodel was in order.
In addition to widening doorways and expanding the windows, both homeowners sought to replace their earth-toned interiors with a more serene palette that would allow the garden to take center stage from their family room and kitchen while creating a soothing back drop for art. The red brick fireplace was removed and replaced with gorgeous stone that mimicked the garden stonework. The new stone also informed the palette of soft blues and teals grounded by the warmth of the new wood floors and sophisticated furnishings.
Motorized shades were installed in the family room to control the intense afternoon summer sun, but virtually disappear when not in use to give full exposure to the garden. The homeowners, who travel extensively, found themselves wanting to spend more time in their “new” home after the remodel.
Photos by Ettore Mormile