A Remarkable Home!!!
This new construction, built by Goodchild Builders and designed by Rudy Colby, has turned into one of my favorites we completed last year. Designer Nicole Zarr‘s addition of pops of color and contemporary elements truly makes this Tuscan style home unique!!!
The entire home was plastered in warm tones and then the entrance and gallery waxed to set those areas apart!
Here you can really see the plaster and what a difference it makes on the upstairs landing!
To the right of the entry is a reading room with its high sheen paint and painted ceiling. Working off the designs of the fabric, a motif was customized to complement but not mimic elements in the room. You can see the before and after! I can’t wait to see this space furnished!!
Behind the reading room lies his office. The oak cabinetry and the map wallcovering on the ceiling make quite a statement! I think I would even love doing my paperwork in here!! Look at those windows! but when the vents and cans were installed they really took away from the phenomenal map design, so……………
We continued the design over all the cans and vents!!! This makes such a difference, when they magically go away!
The great room has the most amazing reclaimed trestle beams! An antique cabinet was literally built into the wall to house the TV. Although in the picture it looks small next to the fireplace, it’s large enough to hold a substantial TV while keeping the focus on the stunning mantel. The reclaimed floors from Custom Floors Unlimited are truly special with a slight, warm gray wash atop.
The kitchen is spacious and beautiful… a wonderful mix of unique lighting and stones!
The center island was painted black and then lightly distressed and enhanced with gold leaf to bring out the brass bar in the bottom railing!
It works so well with the jewelry-like brass hardware, lending a sleek element to the space. The three-inch mitered marble countertop imparts balance to the large island!
Off the kitchen is a butler’s pantry or working kitchen. Glazed in a fun green, the tone was chosen to complement a whimsical drapery fabric. Because there was little woodwork not connected to the cabinetry, all the trim was glazed to match!
The breakfast room is really unexpected with an apple-toned grass cloth and playful chandelier! Mixed with the reclaimed shutter doors and a window view of the pool, this room will be such a warm place for family dinners!!
On the other side of the kitchen is a bar! A textured finish on the cabinetry with gold leaf on the rounded elements of door fronts ties in the brass and gives a mix of the old and new that makes this home so unique.
Here is a better pic of the finish!! But wait one of my favorite elements are to follow…..
There is a glass floor in the bar which gives a glimpse of the wine cellar beneath!!
Stunning!!!!! – This is the surprise wine cellar below–what a romantic place to have a candlelit dinner or guys night in!!
Pardon the picture, and we haven’t put our finish on it yet, but this wooden bucket delivers a bottle from the cellar to the bar above! So cool!!!! And old school – this is how they used to transport wines and still do in many distilleries or old historic homes!!
The doors leading to the master were made new to fit the space and then finished to read reclaimed! We make this paint ourselves from beer and cottage cheese! Yum yum!!!
The master with its two chandeliers and pale lavender plastered walls was originally slated for white painted beams! To impart a warmer look, we applied a series of glazes to soften the space and set these architectural elements apart from the rest of the trim!
I am a bit obsessed with this floral mosaic tile!!! After plastering the walls in a white gray and glazing the cabinets, this stunning shower still remained the star in the room!!!
The little bit of silver leafing on the cabinetry really complements the elegant hardware and adds just enough to the space!!
Nicole is a master of mixing the old with the new!!! This funky light fixture and bright orange grass cloth, mixed with the reclaimed doors and our signature painted floor, makes for a modern yet warm and interesting home office!
The kids’ areas are as well thought out as the main spaces with two suites connected by a play area. This little princess room is filled with a Parisian flair! Black and pink hand-painted panels cover the walls, and gorgeous reclaimed doors lead to the bathroom.
What a wonderful space for two sisters to share!
I just love this stunning dining room off the entrance with a brick ceiling, stone walls and two incredible chandeliers! The reclaimed doors lead to the wonderful wine cellar and bar!!
This home was as fun to work in as it is beautiful! Goodchild Builders did such an amazing job, and with Nicole Zarr‘s talent as a designer, this home makes me want to do a fourth book so I can show you the finished product with professional photos!!!!! On top of that, these were the sweetest homeowners ever, which made me enjoy the project even more! I hope you have a wonderful week! Till next time!