River's Edge

A stately 19th century colonial becomes a light-filled getaway

Nestled on a peninsula along the Tred Avon River, this stately 19th century Colonial was transformed into a restful, light-filled getaway that’s now perfectly in tune with its waterfront surroundings.

Project Type:
interior renovation

Distinguishing Fact:
the repositioning of a hall closet and the addition of multiple french doors opened the house to the outdoor views

Materials:
copper, mahogany, blue lagos limestone

Simple but essential changes were undertaken throughout the home in order to update the interiors and provide visual unity with its exterior setting. In the wide front hallway, the team repositioned a closet and replaced a solid single door in the back with glass double doors. The result? A bucolic view of the pier which is now visible from the front door. French doors were added in both the dining and living rooms to help further open the back of the house.

Crisp wainscoting, paneled walls and ceilings and new built-ins were added throughout for interest and character. An enclosed side porch was refashioned into a full bar complete with a copper countertop. In the kitchen, gabled windows and a vaulted ceiling paneled in bead board lend an airy and bright feeling to the space.

The serene master suite was outfitted with a timeless master bath featuring marble and Blue Lagos limestone floors, a sleek shower room and expansive custom vanities. On the second and third floors, inviting guest rooms offer privacy and comfortable amenities including a sitting room/library complete with a beverage center.

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