I. love. this. house.
I am kinda picky when it comes to homes. Sure there are many beautifully designed homes where the owners have spent thousands and thousands of dollars. But that's NOT my taste and you will not see me publish that here because I don't support materialism...
What caught my eye with this house was the clean whites mixed with mainly with wood or neutral colors. It's easy to live in and to mix up with colorful art or textiles. To me, the base design has beautiful bones.
I discovered this house from Design Sponge (GREAT design source if you aren't already following). They interviewed the owners, Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo, and honestly I can't say it better than the interviewer about how their house came together. Below each photo I will copy and paste what the owners shared with Design Sponge...
|"photo above: We discovered the structural beams during demolition. Fitzhugh made the white, wood sculpture above the fireplace, the built-in bookcases, coffee table as well as the bar stools. Lyndsay found the Indian daybed at a salvage yard."|
|"photo above: Another angle of the dining table. The turned wood mirror was made by Lyndsay's father. The large ceramic form is by Toshiko Takaezu, for whom Fitzhugh was apprentice."|
|"photo above: Lyndsay searched ebay for weeks for a barn door to lead into the bathroom, and ended up finding one in the sheep run of Fitzhugh's family's farm in NH. After giving it some major TLC it found a new purpose."|
|"photo above: Natural light floods the bathroom through a floor to ceiling panel of sandblasted glass. After looking at every bathroom light on earth, Lyndsay found 2 picture lights that were perfect."|
|"photo above: We were lucky to have our property lined with trees including Magnolia, Dogwood and a huge Cherry tree. The reclaimed shelving came from a mill in Canandaigua, NY."|
|"photo above: In the foyer is Lyndsay's carved wood and concrete table. The leather chairs are from American Leather. The opening to the right of the front door is where the parlor coat closet used to be and is now the stairway to the garden level. The floorboards were painted with a hard wearing floor paint."|
|"photo above: Fitzhugh carved the four poster bed from a Beech tree. The tall carved mirror is from the Wendell Castle Collection. The fireplace is original."|
*Discovered on Design Sponge