Daniel Contelmo Architects
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Westchester Whimsy traditional-staircase

Westchester Whimsy

Westchester Whimsy

This project was a two phase addition to a simple colonial house in Chappaqua, NY. Challenges for Daniel Contelmo included the hilly site, as well as the fact that the front entry lacked presence and the garage was the primary entry. Phase one added a family room, kitchen and breakfast room to the main level, and renovated a bedroom. New overhangs and brackets draw the eye away from the garage and place the focus on the house. Phase two completed the renovation and added space to the front of the house; this was an opportunity to add character to the bedrooms with a turret, and a vaulted ceiling in the bedroom over the entry. A new car pulloff allows visitors to view the front door rather than the garage. An open-air pool cabana with an outdoor fireplace and kitchen serves as a space for year-round activities. The final product was an exquisitely detailed and tastefully decorated home that integrates colonial and shingle style architecture with whimsical touches that give the house a more animated feel.

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January 29, 2014
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The handrail and floor were both stained with ebony. - Dan
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July 2, 2013
izzy7299 wrote:
Where can you get this amazing chandeleir? And what brand is the tile?
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I do not have the light information. The floor tile is calacatta white marble. I beleive the brown tile is imperador dark.
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September 9, 2012
smac67 wrote:
Beautiful job, what color paint are on the front entry and stairway?
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Thanks! It all looks so stunning.
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thanks so much. This project was a combination of great clients, interior designer and contractor.
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scarey1 added this to Illahe
September 30, 2014
integrates colonial and shingle style architecture with whimsical touches that give the house a more animated feel.
sweetypup added this to ceiling details
September 10, 2014
checkerboard pattern on flooring merging into solid color
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September 7, 2014
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August 21, 2014
Paneling on stairs
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July 3, 2014
moulding at 3/4 height
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June 27, 2014
Beautiful and similar
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May 18, 2014
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March 16, 2014
MCD Interiors added this to Megan Foyer
March 13, 2014
Paneling to ceiling.
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January 20, 2014
Nice foyer and stair. Nice floor.
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January 12, 2014
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turning corner
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Foyer ideas
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September 29, 2013
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September 22, 2013
Pretty staircase
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Tak chyba będzie u Nas
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Use of black
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Newel post
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July 8, 2013
Like the floor and table and staircase
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June 4, 2013
maybe we can find a carpet like this for the den
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May 28, 2013
Open Staircase
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similar setup
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April 23, 2013
Love it
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April 19, 2013
white stairs with black trim / carpet (don't like the floor though)
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March 18, 2013
i dont need that extra level but do i need it in that spot? then where do you stop?
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March 17, 2013
Staircase, Wainscoting & Color
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March 8, 2013
painting the backs of the stairs
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stair trim
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February 22, 2013
example panneau espalier
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February 5, 2013
Love it!
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December 24, 2012
Nice floor
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December 19, 2012
Love this except would chose more traditional furniture
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Stairs and kitchen floor
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transition from entry way to mudroom
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same config, paneling?
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Another buffet under stairs
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Linen white
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November 3, 2012
We like the paneling for the foyer.
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like the staircase paneling
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Nice sideboard and lamp
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Front Foyer - paneling idea
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Entry space
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furniture at bottom of staircase
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Wainscot. And I cannot believe I finally see an electrical cord in a styled picture!
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interior classic shingle style / entry
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