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Schwartz and Architecture

This 7,000 square foot renovation and addition maintains the graciousness and carefully-proportioned spaces of the historic 1907 home. The new construction includes a kitchen and family living area, a master bedroom suite, and a fourth floor dormer expansion. The subtle palette of materials, extensive built-in cabinetry, and careful integration of modern detailing and design, together create a fresh interpretation of the original design.

Photography: Matthew Millman Photography

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yosistah wrote:
Ceiling height?? - Wow - gorgeous renovation. Was wondering if the ceiling height here was originally too low throughout the space to use as a bedroom? We are trying to decide what to do (if anything) with our third-floor attic space. SImple gabled roof but max. height is just over 6' along the centre. This seems like a potential solution to create a guest bed or office space?? Thanks for your help - any additional information is much appreciated.
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No, here we had lots of space to work with, so we were lucky!

October 22, 2012 at 11:06am   
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justbuilding wrote:
Hi - I love these french casement windows. I was wondering if you know the manufacturer. - I was also curious if you feel a single special casement such as this can be used for a cottage style shingled house with 6/1 window configuration. Or is it a bit too Victorian? Thanks for any advice you might be able to offer.
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I think you have lots of flexibility here!
October 22, 2012 at 11:08am   
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Liz Murray wrote:
What is the trim and wall color?
   Comment   December 27, 2010
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Looks like mayonnaise from Benjamin moore. Has more of a yellow tint.
September 19, 2012 at 3:20am   
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Do you know who makes these windows?
May 1, 2014 at 11:46pm     
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A few more perfectly balanced boudoirs...
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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Less Is More: 6 Principles of Minimalist Design
5. Use restraint in furnishing styles. Okay, so this room does go pretty far into the monastic realm, but by using such restraint in the bedding and side tables, see how amazing the ceiling and windows look!
This may not be the type of space I tend to feature, but there is something about the photo that is kinda eerie. I think the symmetry heightens that sensation, as does the soft lighting and the compression of the ceiling on the sides.
Place furniture so that it enhances the center line. The full effect of symmetry comes through when the furniture follows the architecture. Whether it's a bed, sofa, table or other piece, placing the furniture along the center line of the room creates a strong and established focal point.
Lindsey M. Roberts added this to Replace vs. Restore: The Great Window Debate
Sometimes new windows can have a historic feel. In this 1907 house, Schwartz and Architecture installed new windows in a fourth-floor dormer expansion yet retained the traditional aesthetic of the house.Tell us: Are you going to replace or restore your windows, and why?More:Energy-Efficient Windows: Understand the PartsEnergy-Efficient Windows: Decipher the RatingsUpdate Historic Windows for Charm and Efficiency

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Sometimes new windows can have a historic feel. In this 1907 house, Schwartz and Architecture installed new windows in a fourth-floor dormer expansion yet retained the traditional aesthetic of the house.
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Use restraint in furnishing styles. Okay, so this room does go pretty far into the monastic realm, but by using such restraint in the bedding and side tables, see how amazing the ceiling and windows look!
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