Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"New Client ~ Old Colonial"

I have just received a new brief for a beautiful old colonial home. The external features with bay windows and verandahs are gorgeous but we need to open them up and also lift, restump and excavate to allow for further development underneath. It is a huge block of land with very established trees and gardens and a very formal pool.
We are going to design and build a guest house/pool house over the existing old shed.
My clients are from the Carribean and love beautiful breezes and island/colonial style living. This home has such great bones and I actually helped them purchase it because of that.
Polished timber floors and pressed metal ceilings - all original!
We are so excited and it is a work in progress that will take some time but as I do believe.... if something is worth doing it is worth doing well! I am very lucky because my clients also have this belief!

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my, this is stunning! I love the arched doorway, and of course, the rest of the grounds are in a league beyond what I could ever even dream of!!!!! Excellent work that you have chosen as a profession!!!


Paris Pastry said...

Wow, the arched doorway is HUGE! Pretty though. I love the wooden floors!

La Dolfina said...

Oh this should be fun!!
I think island living is a match made in heaven as your inspiration as well as with you and your clients! I wish you all the best of luck :)

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Thanks everyone ... I look forward to keeping you all up to date on progress! The archway is gorgeous and the pressed metal ceilings and cornices are incredible... they all date along with the house back to about 1910.

Hamptontoes said...

Gorgeous! Love the home and the property. I can't wait to see what you do with the house to make it a home.

Unknown said...

Amazing architectural elements here! Will look forward to seeing all of your beautiful work and progress!

Alexandra Rae said...

Oh this will be fun to see the progress!

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