Hillside Farmhouse traditional staircase
 

Hillside Farmhouse

Hillside Farmhouse sits on a steep East-sloping hill. We set it across the slope, which allowed us to separate the site into a public, arrival side to the North and a private, garden side to the South. The house becomes the long wall, one room wide, that organizes the site into its two parts.

The garage wing, running perpendicularly to the main house, forms a courtyard at the front door. Cars driving in are welcomed by the wide front portico and interlocking stair tower. On the opposite side, under a parade of dormers, the Dining Room saddle-bags into the garden, providing views to the South and East. Its generous overhang keeps out the hot summer sun, but brings in the winter sun.

The house is a hybrid of ‘farm house’ and ‘country house’. It simultaneously relates to the active contiguous farm and the classical imagery prevalent in New England architecture.

Photography by Robert Benson and Brian Tetrault
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Jennie Zollinger Hess wrote:
Hi I was wondering where you found your wall sconce? Thanks
   Comment   August 31, 2013
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They look like they are from Pottery Barn. In fact, it looks it might be a PB sconce that is upside down and a lamp shade is placed on it.
September 4, 2013 at 7:13pm   
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teenieq wrote:
Love the tile you used - What is the name and color of the tile?
   Comment   November 14, 2013
laurahp13 wrote:
Paint - What color paint did you use on the wall, ceiling, and trim and what finishes? Thank you! It's beautiful!
   Comment   July 31, 2013

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Lighthouse. This ingenious column acts as an architectural beacon. Why it works: This dramatic light is the focal point of the staircase. When it’s fully lit, the steps are flooded with light. When dimmed, it casts a soft glow that works like a nightlight to keep the staircase safe.

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April 9, 2014
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April 9, 2014
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March 30, 2014
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March 29, 2014
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March 28, 2014
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March 27, 2014
Lighthouse. This ingenious column acts as an architectural beacon. Why it works: This dramatic light is the focal point of the staircase. When it’s fully lit, the steps are flooded with light. When dimmed, it casts a soft glow that works like a nightlight to keep the staircase safe.
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Two different colored woods and the simple balusters
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March 25, 2014
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March 25, 2014
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March 25, 2014
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March 25, 2014
Light on column looks like a lighthouse. It's on a dimmer and serves as a nightlight.
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Lamps above paintings
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Stair case
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Lighthouse stairs
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March 24, 2014
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March 24, 2014
LIGHTHOUSE STAIRWELL LIGHTING
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Except for the stairs....lol
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March 23, 2014
Sister - lighthouse, especially if you have a row house in Navy Pier
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March 23, 2014
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Front entry possible
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March 23, 2014
nice stairs
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March 23, 2014
lighthouse column
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March 23, 2014
How cool is this? Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc.Save to IdeabookEmail Photo Lighthouse. This ingenious column acts as an architectural beacon. Why it works: This dramatic light is the focal point of the staircase. When it’s fully lit, the steps are flooded with light. When dimmed, it casts a soft glow that works like a nightlight to keep the staircase safe.
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March 23, 2014
Lighthouse. This ingenious column acts as an architectural beacon. Why it works: This dramatic light is the focal point of the staircase. When it’s fully lit, the steps are flooded with light. When dimmed, it casts a soft glow that works like a nightlight to keep the staircase safe. Love the idea especially in a New England Coastal.
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March 23, 2014
Love the quirky lighthouse
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March 23, 2014
Wow, wow, wow, lighting scheme for staircase; light in a structural column
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March 23, 2014
Lighthouse
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March 23, 2014
lighthouse stairwell fixture
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Staircase light
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Light for staircase
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March 23, 2014
I just noticed the lighthouse pillar. Great light fixture integration.
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March 23, 2014
lighthouse with dimmable light on stairway
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March 23, 2014
Lighthouse. This ingenious column acts as an architectural beacon. Why it works: This dramatic light is the focal point of the staircase. When it’s fully lit, the steps are flooded with light. When dimmed, it casts a soft glow that works like a nightlight to keep the staircase safe
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March 23, 2014
Staircase
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Windows and stairs
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Lighthouse
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stair detail
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light house is such a neat idea
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Staircase colours.
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March 23, 2014
Staircase colours and runner
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March 23, 2014
It's like a lighthouse, beautiful
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March 23, 2014
Beautiful stairwell
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March 23, 2014
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Light in column
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March 23, 2014
central light
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March 23, 2014
lighthouse light!
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March 23, 2014
Dramatic lighting/lighthouse
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March 23, 2014
Love idea of lighting the staircase.
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March 23, 2014
lighthouse in stairs would work in maine-type house
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March 23, 2014
wow
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Light in the stairwell
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Stairs
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Wide stairs
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Light
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March 23, 2014
Interesting -- sculptural and functional.
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March 23, 2014
staircase
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Unusual
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March 23, 2014
Just awesome! Unfortunately, I don't have the space or house to do this in.
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March 23, 2014
Stairs
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March 23, 2014
Lighthouse in stairwell
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March 23, 2014
"világítótorony" lámpa és a korlát
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March 23, 2014
Lighthouse. This ingenious column acts as an architectural beacon. Why it works: This dramatic light is the focal point of the staircase. When it’s fully lit, the steps are flooded with light. When dimmed, it casts a soft glow that works like a nightlight to keep the staircase safe. I HAVE STAIRCASE ENVY!
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March 23, 2014
stair and banister colours
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March 22, 2014
I am concerned that our staircase does not have a focal point
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March 22, 2014
Column
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March 22, 2014
Beach lightinh
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March 22, 2014
Beautiful, i would love to put my myers lemon tree in were the light house is
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March 22, 2014
light column
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March 22, 2014
Had to save this picture for fun.
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March 22, 2014
Stairway and bannister
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March 22, 2014
stairs and wall sconce
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March 21, 2014
Stairs
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March 19, 2014
practical and clean
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March 19, 2014
Slim spindles seem nice but fragile
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March 15, 2014
open staircase
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March 13, 2014
The lighthouse effect of the staircase
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March 10, 2014
Lighthouse staircase
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Wall sconce with picture
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spindles
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simple banister and poles
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curving newel post
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stairs
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March 2, 2014
No ornamentation in rails set all. Looks more modern.
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wall sconces for staircase
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February 26, 2014
Stair
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February 21, 2014
I like this banister
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February 21, 2014
Light in middle
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February 19, 2014
Love the natural light and runner on staircase
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February 17, 2014
Possible solution
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February 17, 2014
Banisters look good
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February 16, 2014
how the rail curls around to the next level without a newel post
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February 13, 2014
stairs
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hallway
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February 12, 2014
looks like a light house
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February 12, 2014
Very simple
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February 11, 2014
spindels?
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February 11, 2014
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February 11, 2014
Love this stair case
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February 11, 2014
only slight similarity
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February 9, 2014
Sconces
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Staircase, layout colors
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Stairs and sconce lighting
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Love this.
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Sconce
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Stairway
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good looking railing
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January 27, 2014
Similar
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January 25, 2014
Staircase.
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January 22, 2014
Love these open stairs and column with light
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January 21, 2014
Like this. Would these spindles still be good with a little beefier handrail?
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Spindles
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January 18, 2014
we could paint our spindles white for a similae effect
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Stair colors
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Carpet
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January 9, 2014
lights up staircase
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January 4, 2014
A lighthouse in the house! Brilliant
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December 26, 2013
Stairs
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balusters
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snail spiral to light house
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Esc
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dark and light contrast
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PB sconce turned upside down?
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I love the wrap around staircase.
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