Hello! How are you today? I really hope you had a great weekend and had some time to take care of yourself and could re-charge your energy for this brand new week. We had a “cozy winter weekend”, aka: stayed at home and watched the snow falling. The only thing missing was some hot cocoa. How didn’t I think about that? Maybe I’ll leave that for the next weekend.
Today we’ll see a house that has a very appealing simple, yet classic charm. Architects Smith & Vansant recreated this stunning home, but it wasn’t without facing many challenges. They had to renovate the existent building, add a garage and more space for the owners without compromise on the original architectural details and bring them to the new parts of the house. The owner’s priory was to improve the indoor-outdoor flow, use any nook and crannies for storage, create inviting outdoor space where they could spend many hours during summer and also integrate her beautiful collection of antique tiles, lighting, hardware and books.
I look at this house and see that a beautiful space is never created overnight. You need time to find yourself in the beauty of a well created home.
Everything was perfectly selected for this house.
This porch makes me miss summer afternoons. Notice the beautiful light fixtures.
The foyer is also a cozy den. Great if you’re organized. Notice the charming door and windows.
The other side of the entrance. It keeps getting better and better…
The living room feels like a library. Lovely!
This farmhouse kitchen is a dream from top to bottom.
Okay, let’s take a look at this and dream together… Stunning!!!
How do you call it? Perfection, my friends! Perfection!
I also love the floors.
Notice again the beautiful floors. This house has so many built-ins and you guys know how much I love built-ins, right?
This is the house of nooks and books! 😉
I always like seeing framed pictures (black & white). It feels just like home.
Not big but very sweet.
The bath and ladder are the most charming elements here.
The classic blue and white. Or white and blue? You choose!
I really like this space. Can you tell the owner of this house loves books?
This is a dreamy craft room.
The mudroom/laundry room combines beauty and practicality.
These tiles are very unique.
To the Backyard
Let’s the breeze come in…
This house is one of those houses we see and know that was built with so much love and attention to detail.
What a gorgeous backyard.
What a sweet place.
Thank you all for being here today and for keep coming back. I never, ever imagine having so many of you coming to visit me everyday and the number keeps growing and growing. So, if this is your first time here, I hope you feel really welcomed and I hope you come back many more times. And you guys, that are here every single day… Well, I simply wish I could give you a big hug, thanking you for appreciating my work here. I do this for you!
Have a blessed week!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
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Source: Smith & Vansant, Houzz Tour: Beautiful, Hardworking Cape Renovation. Photos by: Rob Karosis.
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I love this home and it’s unique personal style. I like all the art and books. I love buit-ins, too.
This place oozes charm. I love the unpredictability in rooms and details. Great tile work in that blue bathroom. Fab!
What a beautiful home. It has such good karma and bones. Love it and of course love all the bookshelves all over the place…..they built it in very good taste.
You got snow, Luciane? I am sooo jealous!
I love this house looks just like a typical New England home only better. You won’t get oversized bedrooms in an antique house but all you really need is enough room to sleep right? Enjoy your day!
it IS perfect. so many details to appreciate!
Warm, inviting, relaxed and Oh So Pretty! I don’t like contrived homes – I like livable places. This has my name all over it!
Hopping over to Houzz!
There’s nothing about this house that I don’t love. It looks so cosy and welcoming that I just know that the people who live here must be very nice.
You are right Luciane! This house is perfection. What is it about books that make houses so cozy! Great post, thanks!
Love this Farm house. Would love to buy an old home and be able to fix it up.
This home is so charming! The kitchen with the sink overlooking the yard is absolutely gorgeous. And a puppy bath? Wow!
I loved this home and the kitchen is fabulous. With an outdoor space like this, I would spend a lot of time outdoors. Excited you had a little snow and hope your boys had fun playing in it(at least 2 of them)Matthew may be a little young!!
Lovely home, inside and out, and the landscaping looks like it has been there forever, matured and been cared for. The only thing that bothers me about the house are the bookshelves in the bathrooms.
Really, really like this home…thanks for sharing. A lot of nice features to “pin” for future home projects 🙂
LOVE this! I admit I have a soft spot for old Cape Cods (the same style as my house), and the renovation and addition on this are so well done and keeping in scale with the original. I, too, am a book person and have shelves in every room (tho’ not the bath), so this house is perfect for me. Wonderful! Great find, Luciane.
This is the perfect home, that would appeal to many people. Love it!
I have serious sink envy!! First it was the kitchen sink…and then I saw that there was a sink in the craft room….oh my ♥
This house is a dream. Love the kitchen, especially the sink! The Blue & White shower is my favorite. Thanks for sharing
A home is where the heart dwells, with warmth and love within. I really like the architectural design of this home! 🙂
Hello my lovely, I hope you are doing well! Busy here, so not had a lot of time for blogging but I’ll always come back for your lovely posts!
This home is a gem of a find, I love a home with books and this place has them everywhere! I adore all the thoughtful, practical yet beautiful details everywhere. So much inspiration!
HI! I have been following your posts practically everyday but never left a comment. I absolutely love what you’re doing – you’re inspiring and it’s fun reading your take on life and interior decor. (; Everything about this house is PERFECT – nice find!
Nice to “meet” you!!! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad you’re enjoying my posts. I prepare them with a lot of love! 🙂
Have a great day!
I just found your blog today, but I remember this ideabook from Houzz well. It is one of my all-time favorites. If you go to the architect’s website http://www.smithandvansant.com/ you will see more absolutely adorable homes they designed. I’m signing up for your blog right now.