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House on Turtle Back

This project began with a handsome center-entrance Colonial Revival house in a neighborhood where land values and house sizes had grown enormously since my clients moved there in the 1980s. Tear-downs had become standard in the area, but the house was in excellent condition and had a lovely recent kitchen. So we kept the existing structure as a starting point for additions that would maximize the potential beauty and value of the site

A highly detailed Gambrel-roofed gable reaches out to the street with a welcoming entry porch. The existing dining room and stair hall were pushed out with new glazed walls to create a bright and expansive interior. At the living room, a new angled bay brings light and a feeling of spaciousness to what had been a rather narrow room.
At the back of the house, a six-sided family room with a vaulted ceiling wraps around the existing kitchen. Skylights in the new ceiling bring light to the old kitchen windows and skylights.

At the head of the new stairs, a book-lined sitting area is the hub between the master suite, home office, and other bedrooms.
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January 29, 2015
rfwalker wrote:
What an absolutely exquisite room!!! Where could I buy the rug?
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Thanks! Glad you like it. I'm afraid I can't help you on the rug. It's an antique that was in my client's family.
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November 24, 2013
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Hale Navy from Benj. Moore
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October 15, 2013
morinb wrote:
What size are the windows
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Those are Anderson 400 series in size TW3052. Each window is about 3'2" wide by 5'-2" high. If you are considering something similar, be sure to use tempered glass if the bottom of the window will be within 18" of the floor.
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January 5, 2013
Koleen Cook wrote:
Where are the chairs from?
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Dalene
What about the table?
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The table was purchased in California in the 1970s. It is very similar to a Parsons table.
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October 14, 2012
camsh wrote:
Where is the light fixture from?
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It's close in looks to the Hubbardton Forge 10-1150. http://www.formplusfunction.com/products/detail/3594
    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 7:11PM
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www.capecodlanterns.com
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February 14, 2012
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Can you tell me what the other color is on the walls, other than the Hale Navy?
    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 12:52PM
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From my client ,"The room has exposures East and West The bay window is South, hence we used a warm white- Ben Moore, creamy white, OC 7
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November 18, 2014
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April 28, 2014
Ethan Allen wrote:
No question just admire the lovely assortment of chairs :)
April 11, 2013
kir214 wrote:
What style of casing did you use around the window? Great choice!

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