Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc.
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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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August 31, 2013
Jennie Zollinger Hess wrote:
Hi I was wondering where you found your wall sconce? Thanks
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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.
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November 14, 2013
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Love the tile you used - What is the name and color of the tile?

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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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elegant bannister
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light on top of stair post?
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like the dark wood contrast to white
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the light and the brightness
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round wood
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Runner looks nice
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stairway post/light
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top rail
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plain spindels
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Amazing lighthouse in banister (absolutely possible for our design)
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**Favorite spindle.
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contrasting colors and simple round balusters can we treat the post as a design element and have an unsupported railing?
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Super casual spindles for staircase
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windows, staircase
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like these lights in the stairway
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Especially like the softness of the light coloured simple spindles and med brown handrail rather than sharp contrast of black and white.
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Very cool wrap around
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trim on staircase
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balusters and handrail
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Simple balusters, plain round are nice.
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Groove in Handrail
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color of banister, simplicity of spindles
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lighthouse look
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Light house
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Awesome staircase
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Lighthouse Pillar
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windows in the stairwell
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Lighthouse stair
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Lighthouse stairs
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Light tower
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Stairwell railing
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wooden stairs and semi carpeting
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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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White stairwall
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Lighthouse stairs
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curved banister
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Clerestory windows over staircase
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like these spindles
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I like the lighthouse idea
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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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Love dark on white
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Stairs idea
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Stair handle
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the way the carpet is laid
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Really thinking I don't like the plain round ballister
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White walls
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small simple spindles on staircase
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Like the banister
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Tittman architects staircase light house
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Very cool, traditional staircase -- reminds me of a lighthouse.
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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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Three level staircase
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White !!
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Staircase for a lake house
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chimney stairs
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This is the banister!
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treasure cove
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