CHADSWORTH COTTAGE RESIDENCE FOR JEFFREY L. DAVIS FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA Designed for the Coastal Carolinas, Chadsworth Cottage, sits on the northernmost tip of Figure Eight Island, a private resort near Wilmington, North Carolina. This 5,200 square foot house for Jeffrey Davis of Chadsworth’s 1.800 Columns was chronicled by Period Homes Magazine to showcase products available for classical houses. The client’s interest in Palladian architecture is combined with the residential traditions of eastern North Carolina. For additional images of Chadsworth Cottage click here.
TRADITIONAL COUNTRY RESIDENCE DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO Created for a couple retiring to Colorado, this new custom residence was designed for a rural site in Colorado with views running all the way from Pikes Peak to Longs. The home's entry is centered on Pikes Peak with all major living spaces oriented toward the view and service spaces buffering the forecourt. A garage wing to the north of the forecourt helps to block cold winter winds and snow. The masterplan for the site includes horse stables, indoor and outdoor riding rings, a barn, caretaker's house, and a cottage hidden away for personal retreat. This traditional home was designed for today's informal open-space living, to take advantage of spectacular Front Range views from every room, and to last in the harsh, high altitude climate. For more images click here.
BYRD RESIDENCE FORT WORTH, TEXAS This home, originally built in 1938, had suffered from unfortunate renovations over the years. In 2009, Hull Homes began an extensive renovation to expand the house and return the facade to its original Colonial Revival charm. Located in the Colonial Hills Addition neighborhood, the house sits today along a quiet tree-lined street. Poorly proportioned columns, cast stone trim and stone cladding added in the 1990s were all removed and replaced with well-proportioned, correctly detailed classical elements. The brick was re-whitewashed and shutters re-installed subtly correcting the buildings proportions. For additional BEFORE and AFTER images, click here.
LOBBY RENOVATION Madison Avenue and 88th STREET, NEW YORK Within a beautiful Upper East side building at Madison and 88th this lobby was redesigned and redecorated in collaboration with Eric Cohler Incorporated. The renovations unified the vestibule, lobby, and service spaces with one consistent design for paneling and decorative embellishment; opened up the perceived space of the room to increase its drama while providing better seating areas, and improved all lighting conditions.
RESIDENCE IN BUCKHEAD DESIGNED FOR RODNEY MIMS COOK, JR. ATLANTA, GA With a challenging site, this neo-palladian house was carefully designed to take advantage of all possible views. Designed for Rodney Mims Cook, Jr. and Browne, Cook, Hammond, Corp., the speculatively designed house was sold before it was under construction. The entry shown opens into a central stair hall leading to a large living room running the width of the house and shaded by a generous columned portico. The second floor has four bedrooms for the growing family.
WIART-DEWAVRIN RESIDENCE CAMBRAI, FRANCE A small existing house, on a long narrow lot with several other structures, will be added to in order to provide new living quarters. The new wing will merge the client's taste for American colonial and classical architecture with the vernacular character of the existing house. For additional images of Wiart-Dewavrin Residence, click here.
RESIDENCE FOR AN ARTIST 142 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY Designed for a young painter, this 2,650 square foot full floor apartment on Fifth Avenue was decorated in a restrained neoclassical style to provide the best backdrop for the artist’s paintings, such as the one shown at the lower right. The combined living and dining room were subdivided by the layout of the furniture to create separate living, sitting and dining areas in the apartment. The renovations also included refinishing all floors; painting the walls, trim and cabinetry; new window treatments; new furniture acquisition and arrangement. For more images click here.
LOBBY RENOVATION 8 WEST 70th STREET, NEW YORK Congregation Shearith Israel, America's first Jewish congregation, has a mid-century modern community center that was added to its historic synagogue. Over the years, dark brown wallpaper, a mish mash of furniture, and various repairs had left the community center entrance in a not visually pleasing state. Redecoration of the space included new finishes, new furniture, new curtains, new signage, and a new custom leaflet display cabinet (shown left).
LOBBY RENOVATION PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK This Park Avenue lobby is being redesigned and redecorated in collaboration with Eric Cohler Incorporated with a scheduled completion of August 2007. A new ceiling is being added to the vestibule to replace an inappropriate modern addition; the lobby is being renovated to remove old mirrors, to create new postal sorting and service areas, and new paneling and decorative detail is being added throughout.
PUBLIC HALLWAY RENOVATION 190 EAST 72nd STREET NEW YORK, NY Only six feet wide and over sixty feet long, the public hallways of this New York City apartment building were in desperate need of renovation. Dark and out of date, the existing hallways were unpleasant at best. Through an extensive shareholder selection and design process, five decorative options were created. In each scheme new lighting, moldings, hardware, carpet, signage, wallcovering and other finishes were added to improve the appearance of these hallways.
TOWNHOUSE AT 1202 G. STREET NE TOWNHOUSE RENOVATION CAPITOL HILL ~ WASHINGTON, DC This townhouse on historic Capitol Hill in Washington, DC was renovated to solve certain problems of age, material damage and to re-configure some rooms while preserving, as much as possible, the original structure and materials of the 1870's townhouse. The renovation included adding an entirely new kitchen, master bathroom, and powder room. New plumbing and electrical work was completed throughout the house and a vibrant decorative scheme was developed to complement the historic character of the house.
PEDESTAL FOR A GARDEN SCULPTURE PRIVATE RESIDENCE; EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK Designed in collaboration with Michael M. Franck, Architect, this hand-carved limestone pedestal was custom designed to accomodate the bronze sculpture purchased by the client. Located on axis with the entryway of the cottage, the pedestal and sculpture complete the garden layout. The pyramidal form of the base was specifically designed to accomodate the three female figures of the sculpture.