Saturday, 15 May 2010

Restored Georgian Home in Connecticut

Today's house is a 1765 Georgian home in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was built by a local cabinetmaker and restored keeping some of its period features. Come on in and look around!

Georgian-style house in Fairfield, Connecticut

Eat-in kitchen in renovated Georgian
Open plan kitchen and dining room.

Custom kitchen renovaton with modern amenities
White-painted flat-panel cabinets and marble countertops, though the pro-grade stainless-steel appliances are marks of its modernity. A wall of windows above the kitchen faucet and dishwasher brightens the space. Task light is provided by short pendant lamps over the counter and two longer fixtures over the island, which holds a warming drawer.

custom cabinets and Rejuvenation cabinet hardware in renovated Georgian's kitchen
Almost unheard-of today, all the kitchen cabinetry was custom-built on-site. The latches from add to the kitchen's old-fashioned appeal. Wood brackets finish the undersides of the cabinets.

handpainted tile blacksplash
The backsplash tile behind the DCS range was hand-painted by a local artist.

mudroom with shelves, hooks, and a message board
The mudroom features three lockers with chalkboard doors, providing a place for coats, boots—and messages. More kid-height hooks help keep outerwear organized.

living room with built-in shelves and fireplace
The living room paneling and built-in shelves were inspired by bits of trim found in the dining room, presumably added during an earlier remodel.

original china cupboard in renovated Georgian
The china cupboard in the dining room is the only example of the original homeowner's handiwork, dating back to the 18th century.

barrel-vaulted ceilings in master bedroom of renovated Georgian
Upstairs, the master bedroom and master bath gained a dramatic amount of headroom from curved barrel-vault ceilings—here the ceiling reaches 9 1/2 feet at the center, though it gives the impression of being even higher.

custom bathroom cabinets with crown molding in renovated Georgian
The on-site cabinet-building helps account for the seamless look of this storage-packed vanity in the master bath. Finished with crown molding along the top, which ends well below the curved vaulted ceiling, it appears to be a single piece.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

All images and information from This Old House.

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  1. All your last posts I just read are incredable! From the Italian Villa till this Georgean House!! ooooohhhhhh I love them!!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

  2. Thanks Greet, always nice to have you over!


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