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The 200 year old farm house located in Waterbury Center, Vt. The antiquity of the home had been taken out by the previous owners. A decision was made, by Susan, to move forward and make the style of the home country contemporary. The changes progressed slowly. The feel the house has a sense of history, so dings and nicks are welcome on furniture and floors. It ensures that the home has a relaxed family setting.
The portico had traditional white posts, to introduce the unexpected interior, hand hewed and distressed beams were exchanged as the supports.
Welcoming into the entry of the home is an artist made found-object mirror and hooks, along with a teak root bench.
The stained glass doors were created by Susan in 1982. The rose color was selected to add warmth to the cold winter days.
Above the dining table, designed and fabricated by Susan, is an interior lay light. Various clear and iridescence textured stained glass panels rest upon a hand carved mahogany frame. Leaded within the glass are natural stones and quartz crystals.
A childhood gift is showcased on the wall as a framed art piece. Get fun out of Life.
The dining table's round shape allows for more conversation. A large slab of Narra wood sits on an antique Turkish mortar. Previously owned light colored mission style maple chairs were re-purposed, carved and stained dark.
The kitchen was designed and created in 1982. It's simple, shaker style, light maple cabinets with black Formica counter tops make a clean contemporary space. The fluid stained glass in the doors and chandelier over the counter continue a light airy feel.
Children's art, clay sculptures, paintings as well as art created by Susan fills this home. These pieces have been mixed in with items which have been handed down through the family.
A wall treatment of copper, silver and brass leafing reflects light in an otherwise dark stair well. Select areas have an added patina to create an aged effect.
The library is a place for family history to be displayed and good books to be shared. Cherry cabinets and warm tones speak to the tradition. Viewed from this room is a family history as a photo wall using various custom frames.
In the remodeled bathroom, a dresser from Susan's childhood had been reused to support the copper sink. The french style copper faucet adds to the rustic feel. Susan selected two artists to create the sconces and mirror.
A great room combines TV and conversation areas. The room is filled with art work created by friends and world travels. Once a floor covered the now exposed 200 year old hand hewed beams. The ceiling was painted a dark tone related to the beams to create an intimate open space.
Hand made cherry and stained glass french doors were made to create a separation of the dining and living area. Black glass was used for privacy and the reflective qualities still give it life.
Custom walls are toned and tinted enough to enhance the exotic artwork.
The textures and colors of the custom media console mimic the art work in the room.
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