This past weekend, we were watching this episode which included a tour of an upstate New York home done in the Greek Revival style (the same style being used on part of the project home).
Here's Norm standing in front of the visited home with architect Gil Schafer...who I now understand is brilliant.
That's a cruddy screenshot of the show. I think this home is Gil's. Not sure, but that's the sense I got from the interview as they walked through the house.
This house is beyond amazing. I think I stood up in the den and spilled my coffee to get closer to the screen to jump up and down and praise its beauty. It's not large (and I think it's meant to be a cozy vacation escape) but it's perfectly scaled. And the details are stunning. And get this....IT WAS A NEW BUILD. That was the headline of the TOH piece...a new house built with old details. I was shocked that the house had no history...bits and pieces of it do...but it was definitely built from scratch with details to give it a sense of place.
Here are some great pictures from Gil's website that really showcase the home's charm:
^ Entry Hall ^
^ Dining Room / Library ^
^ Living Room ^
^ Kitchen ^
^ Bedroom ^
^ Bathroom ^
AMAZING. DREAM HOUSE.
Now excuse my video screenshots, but I thought some details were worth exploring...
^ Amazing entry with beautiful mouldings...^
^ Details like pocket doors and mercury door knobs ^
^ Reclaimed wood floors ^
^ An awesome butler's pantry with apron-front sink and vintage lighting ^
^ This kitchen is beyond words, I love it so. Butcher block counters! A painted wood floor. Vintage lighting. Glass-front cabinets. Great hardware. Modern appliances. A dining table. A FIREPLACE. ^
^ View of dining room/library looking into the living room. Love the shared fireplace and the double entry. ^
^ Another view of the living room. Love the art perched on the cabinet. Love the natural floorcovering done wall-to-wall...really grounds a very traditional space. Also, note the floor-to-ceiling windows...so awesome. ^
^ The hallway that runs from front to back of the house with the stairwell. ^
I think this house would be very at home in Virginia horse country...say, Charlottesville...a place Carter and I would be very happy living. Hmmm....
So I'm now obsessed with Gil Schafer's work.