A Seaside New England Farm House
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Shingle style, antiques, stone fireplaces for those early Fall evenings, outdoor showers, fresh veggies from the gardens, whitewashed woodwork, shutters, charm… That is the quintessential image we have when thinking of the perfect New England farmhouse.
If you think this is a house built a century ago, you are wrong. This new-old house, designed by Louise Brooks and Vince Falotico of Brooks & Falotico, New Canaan, Ct. ,was built with the same kind of charm and attention to detail found in great old New England farmhouses, but better. All of today’s amenities are here, but the home is designed for good old fashioned living.
Open-Living and Dining
Although not a typical old farmhouse plan, the idea behind having the living and dining rooms divided by half walls and columns was to give it the feeling of a great room while maintaining the two traditional living spaces.
The ceilings are 9′ high and that gives the kitchen a nice open feeling while at the same time, the high moldings over the doors and windows keeps the cozy element here.
This back hallway is also a pass through to the main house. The mudroom has great storage and the dogs get their own built in crates.
The Master Bedroom & Bath
Designed to be cozy, the master bedroom’s windows are high to let in light but allow for wall space in this eaved-room, The fireplace is from an architectural salvage shop and gives the room a great sense of charm and age.
Lazy summer days in New England here consist of sailing, ocean kayaking , beach days and seaside gardening. At the end of the day, family, friends and guests gather together for drinks, dinner and an after dinner game of croquet on the lawn overlooking the Atlantic ocean.
Architecture by: Brooks and Falotico Architects – New Canaan, Ct.