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Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021

Gracious Living


Fabulous Pierremont-area home gets a makeover, updating a classic with all the mod-cons while keeping things traditional.

Enjoy a stroll through this marvelous colonial-style home where charm and gracious living greet you from the street and invite you to come inside. The house is beautifully integrated into its natural setting with various plantings and arrangements of seating areas.

The family dining area also doubles as a library and game room. A fireplace anchors one wall and a built-in buffet on the other. Wood-paneled walls are beautifully finished in a washed birch.

Go with the flow! The kitchen and family rooms are adjacent to and open onto a blue flagstone terrace featuring teak outdoor furnishings and “linen” covered cushions. Handsome copper gutters are a polished accent.

The first-floor living room is a study in elegant simplicity. Windows look out to nature. The master bedroom (below) is a haven of relaxation in old-world comfort.

Just have fun with it! From the stair landing to the children and guest areas, it’s all about fun and vibrancy. Original artworks are featured throughout. Bright pink lacquer makes a girl’s bedroom stylishly chic.

Many modern conveniences are found throughout the house, but they are not lacking in style. A wood-paneled laundry features a tile backsplash behind a garden sink and is accessorized with burnished brass fixtures and hardware.

A rear hall (left) acts as a mud room and a conduit to the outdoor space and laundry/back stair area.

A bonus room under the eaves could serve a visiting family! In addition to a treehouse-like feel, it has all the amenities of home. A broad window seat fills a niche and is a lure for adults and children alike. The barn-pitch ceiling gives the room a lift while contributing to that cabin-in-the-woods feeling.

All of the bathrooms of the house were updated while retaining the characteristics of a hundred-year-old home: the pedestal sink and tile floor are age-appropriate.


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