For the owners of this classic farmhouse, a Manhattan-based couple and their two young children, home is a place to discover nature, the simple charms of country life, and, most importantly, each other. This notion of connection, so vital to each of them, was extended to the space they share as well. Walls were removed, ceilings raised, original floor planks reclaimed, and a maze of disparate rooms combined into one unified space. Which ties not only the home's architectural elements together in unexpected ways, but this close-knit family as well.
Kitchen, family room. Wall dividing the two spaces replaced with a 20' ceiling beam. 150 year-old maple planks unearthed beneath layers of tile, linoleum, and parquet floors.
Kitchen island with cascading bluestone counter top. Original beadboard wainscoting re-purposed as island siding.
Dual stainless steel refrigerator drawer units integrated into island design. Restored 1950's stove.
Counter top windows wrap the corner of the house and frame views of an original barn and century-old lilac tree. Gun-metal sink cabinet, manufactured in Brooklyn, recovered beneath 20-odd layers of paint.
Lean-to shed turned dining room, with rough-plank walls and ceilings, hand-hewn hickory beams, and salvaged wide-plank floors. A rock outcropping, occupying half the floor space, was jackhammered to make way for the table.
Dining room, opposite perspective, opened to kitchen. Forged iron chandelier, late 19th century.
Instead of pristine white walls and time-worn floors, just the opposite in the music room.