Photography © Bradley M Jones

Working from early photographs and some existing furnishings, the guest house interiors were designed to be “refined rustic” following the refined architectural details and the rustic stonework. Large rectangular quartzite tiles replaced the concrete and raised wood floors of the basement areas. Existing fir floors, natural and painted wood wainscoting and decorative wood trim and stone fireplaces were all restored. Simple window treatments were added as needed, enhancing, but not overwhelming the antique leaded glass windows and garden views beyond. Custom millwork was seamlessly added at the family gathering spaces at both levels combining teak, marble and painted wood finishes.

Some furnishings were salvaged from family inventory while many elements were added to reinforce the mood and function of the rooms. Color palette was derived to compliment the slate roof, native marble exterior walls, natural woods, etc.