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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hallmank11 wrote:
light - Is that a light you have in the support tower dividing the staircase?
   Comment   June 15, 2014
kmoore3 wrote:
Baluster vs. Newel post - Did they use a baluster at the base of this staircase rather than a newel post? Trying to figure out why it looks so clean? I don't see a large newel post like other staircase pictures.
   Comment   May 24, 2014
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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design of staircase.
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this is the most beautiful stairs i've ever seen
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Clerestory windows over staircase
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like these spindles
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This is what I want for stairs minus the carpet
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Sconces in stairway
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Simple, black and white
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Stairs idea
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could have side lights at top of stairs
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Neutral colored runner
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Really thinking I don't like the plain round ballister
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I like the very low depth trim mold or panel on walls following the ceiling line
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New Newel Post and spindles for main stairway to restore missing pieces
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simple lines and timeless design
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Simplicity but elegance of farmhouse staircase
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love the center post
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Staircase for a lake house
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Oh wow, I like the structure
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For a beach home, I would choose this
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Right next to basement stairs
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Awesome for the beach home!!
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Trim on stairs. Dark handle with white posts & risers.
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Lighthouse in the middle of the stair . Very nice touch to add lighting to stairs
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"Lighthouse in the middle of the stairs"
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Staircase Chandelier is a light house.
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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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Stairway Lighting--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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Stairway lighting--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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Light
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March 25, 2014
#lighthouse #staircase
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March 25, 2014
amazing lighthouse light
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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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staircase lighthouse
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Lighthouse!!!
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Staircase
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This is cute
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custom lighthouse stairway light
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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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Lamps above paintings
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Stair case
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Lighthouse stairs
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trim
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wow...equal parts omg ugly and lol +1 interesting. Not sure if I love it or hate it.
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LIGHTHOUSE STAIRWELL LIGHTING
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lighthouse at column, dimmer switch for bright or soft lighting
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lighthouse stairs
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Except for the stairs....lol
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Sister - lighthouse, especially if you have a row house in Navy Pier
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Cool idea
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Front entry possible
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lighthouse column
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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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Lighthouse
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lighthouse with dimmable light on stairway
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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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Staircase
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