Siemasko + Verbridge
Interior Designers & Decorators
Victorian Splendor traditional dining room

Victorian Splendor

Originally designed by J. Merrill Brown in 1887, this Queen Anne style home sits proudly in Cambridge's Avon Hill Historic District. Past was blended with present in the restoration of this property to its original 19th century elegance. The design satisfied historical requirements with its attention to authentic detailsand materials; it also satisfied the wishes of the family who has been connected to the house through several generations.

Photo Credit: Peter Vanderwarker

This photo has 8 questions

kristinbflo wrote:
Are the cushions attached to the bench? If so, how?
   Comment   August 9, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question. Yes the cushions are attached to the bench. I don't know how they were exactly attached though. We had this custom built.
September 9, 2013 at 5:25am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
ok, thank you
September 9, 2013 at 6:28am   
Sign Up to comment
pattonplace1223 wrote:
Where did you get the light fixture? And what kind is it?
   Comment   April 13, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Thank you very much. Beautiful room.
April 15, 2013 at 7:51am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Siemasko + Verbridge
You're welcome and thank you!
April 16, 2013 at 5:08am   
Sign Up to comment
kkc003 wrote:
What kind of cabinets are these?
   Comment   March 3, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question kkc003! These cabinets were custom built by Ray McManus.
March 4, 2013 at 5:00am   
Sign Up to comment
Christopher Yue wrote:
Why is the table so far from the seats? - the table looks too small for that space because somone would have to stretch far to eat their food
   Comment   February 17, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Christopher Yue
February 19, 2013 at 2:14pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Siemasko + Verbridge
You're welcome!
February 20, 2013 at 4:40am   
Sign Up to comment
jjk92 wrote:
What stain did you use on the trim and floor? - I like the color combination, what type of wood, stain, and finish did you use for the trim and the flooring? Thanks!
   Comment   October 26, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Siemasko + Verbridge
This project was a restoration, in order to match existing most products and paints were custom. The hardwood floor was an existing white oak floor that we patch/matched in the areas needed. The stain/finish is a custom mix in order to match the existing. Same goes for all the trim in the kitchen, it’s white oak trim with a custom stain/finish to match.
October 30, 2012 at 7:49am   
Sign Up to comment
orionllc wrote:
Where did you have the leather/vinyl bench cushions made? How are they secured to the bench? Great Nook! - Nook seats
     Comment   September 12, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question! The cushions were custom made by a local fabricator. The leather was ordered from Spinneybeck.
September 18, 2012 at 6:01am   
Sign Up to comment
sawjon wrote:
Nice project. Are those windows curved and who supplied them?
   Comment   June 25, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for the information Architectural openings!
February 19, 2013 at 5:31am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Custom Windows and Doors
Glad to be of help. Best, Guy
February 19, 2013 at 3:26pm     
Sign Up to comment
lindsay0788 wrote:
measurements - what are the measurements for the eat-in nook part of this kitchen?
   Comment   April 17, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Is the over the table light fixture an antique Dutch, or Flemish chandelier ?
August 28, 2012 at 11:03am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Siemasko + Verbridge
Yes, the chandelier is a Flemish Williamsburg.
August 29, 2012 at 7:12am     
Sign Up to comment

What Houzzers are commenting on:

tamikaahardy added this to tamikaahardy's Ideas
22 hours ago
The bench-style seating
abmarshall added this to Kitchen Rennovation
on Wednesday
Not crazy about this particular example but like the seating booth example with round table
Bonnie ONeale Dowell added this to bonnie_onealedowell's ideas
on Wednesday
mryklc added this to mryklc's Ideas
on Monday
kitchen chandelier
renyrom added this to renyrom's ideas
on Sunday
Kacy Schoenfeld added this to dining room
on Sunday
Don't think I would actually eat at this table but would love to sit and read for hours
rhotenj added this to kitchen
on Sunday
built in bench seating
Khalid Kassim added this to khalid_kassim's ideas
April 12, 2014
boothy semi circular
manitowaubing added this to manitowaubing's Ideas
April 11, 2014
Kitchen window at cottage?
beckzed added this to Fawnwood
April 9, 2014
Round room
kdhanda2013 added this to kdhanda2013's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Kitchen nook
rhea_dev added this to rhea_dev's Ideas
April 9, 2014
built in window seating. Dining too?
xuxaxu added this to xuxaxu's ideas
April 9, 2014
always wanted something like ths
pyinoolwin added this to Sharon Home
April 7, 2014
Nilaxi Patel added this to nilaxi_patel's Ideas
April 7, 2014
Whole room
tammy5783 added this to tammy5783's ideas
April 6, 2014
Half window sheered
Dalal L Moqadem added this to dalal_lmoqadem's ideas
April 6, 2014
Window idea
mugglw added this to mugglw's Ideas
April 3, 2014
Marita English added this to barbara english's ideas
April 2, 2014
family room nook. add a small tv
sallyk575 added this to sallyk575's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Beautiful dining area.
pshyra added this to pshyra's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Warm and comfy
jrocha3798 added this to jrocha3798's ideas
March 30, 2014
semi-circular design to breakfast area; next to windows; use of benches
franco13 added this to franco13's Ideas
March 29, 2014
Curve start
seepy added this to seepy's Ideas
March 27, 2014
5vita added this to dolphin ridge dining
March 26, 2014
smtedrick1 added this to smtedrick1's Favorites
March 23, 2014
Round windows
nicholedickerson added this to nicholedickerson's Ideas
March 23, 2014
Love the round space
sabrinawaqar added this to 188 Institute Road Inspirations
March 22, 2014
Idea for main floor kitchen nook...
carlsonwhitacre added this to kitchen ideas
March 21, 2014
Color of cabinets looks like Stone Hearth
keesta added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 21, 2014
breakfast nook4
dblakehowell added this to dblakehowell's Ideas
March 20, 2014
julieanndunham added this to julieanndunham's ideas
March 19, 2014
Love the circular seating
xyaddress added this to Emerald_Kitchen
March 18, 2014
banquet seating?
erintoscano added this to kitchen
March 17, 2014
kewillie added this to kewillie's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Built in table
Lora West added this to lora_west's ideas
March 15, 2014
Nook look
jaybeckerman added this to jaybeckerman's Ideas
March 12, 2014
bnjoroge added this to bnjoroge's Ideas
March 12, 2014
Blast nook
barnetthill added this to Breakfast
March 11, 2014
window seat
barnetthill added this to House ideas
March 11, 2014
Breakfast window seat
Brandy Vig added this to New house inspiration
March 11, 2014
Zeynep Ustunkarli added this to zeynep_ustunkarli's Ideas
March 11, 2014
melissagold added this to melissagold's ideas
March 11, 2014
Love the coziness and round table with lots of windows
brandicebright added this to brandicebright's Ideas
March 10, 2014
hudchick added this to hudchick's Ideas
March 10, 2014
Round table and bench.
Progressive Solutions added this to Breakfast Nook Windows
March 10, 2014
Breakfast Nook Wood Windows
Progressive Solutions added this to Bay & Bow Windows
March 10, 2014
Breakfast Nook Wood Windows
14fenton added this to 14fenton's Ideas
March 9, 2014
julmurthi added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 9, 2014
rounded seating area
vkastory added this to Breakfast room
March 9, 2014
Interesting, cozy space
Scott Finlayson added this to breakfast area
March 9, 2014
The round window area; don't like the bench seating though
onlyonelisaarmstrong added this to onlyonelisaarmstrong's Ideas
March 4, 2014
Windows Seats
r0sewater added this to Dream kitchen
March 2, 2014
Round breakfast nook
jm designs added this to jodidesigner's Ideas
March 2, 2014
Karens dining room light
audreyhanson added this to kitchen corner seating
March 2, 2014
Open under benches
hhart71 added this to kitchen
March 1, 2014
the thin wood pieces for base. good for baseboard heating below, not the victorian style, but more clean lines.
kellyrose211 added this to kellyrose211's ideas
March 1, 2014
breakfast nook
cheryylgh added this to kitchen
March 1, 2014
love leather seating
ballard67 added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 27, 2014
yma424 added this to yma424's Ideas
February 27, 2014
143salvato added this to Kithcens
February 27, 2014
larger nook but nicely done
youta added this to 1
February 26, 2014
THE DECORATING RINK added this to Breakfast Nooks
February 26, 2014
Dream space!
Karen Nelson added this to eat in nook
February 25, 2014
lots going on here
holsolm added this to holsolm's Ideas
February 24, 2014
Expands kitchen
smhenley9 added this to Dream Home
February 24, 2014
Beautiful breakfast nook!!
maureendowds added this to maureendowds's Ideas
February 24, 2014
ann pace added this to kitchen-large
February 23, 2014
round table
cekinek added this to cekinek's ideas
February 22, 2014
privace screen
pittipat2 added this to colors
February 21, 2014
Adams gold HC-18
dmeyer3 added this to dmeyer3's ideas
February 20, 2014
love the nook as part of the kitchen
qadansnana added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 19, 2014
Dinette area
mranz added this to Round Dining Area
February 19, 2014
Round breakfast dining area, window seating, privacy curtains Change: round table with leaves to expand table for large groups
kerimd added this to kerimd's Ideas
February 17, 2014
Love this nook
eweber101 added this to dining banquet
February 16, 2014
open banquet
kayuta added this to kayuta's ideas
February 15, 2014
dining area
Stephanie Morgan added this to stephaniefcch's ideas
February 15, 2014
breakfast nook
camden24 added this to camden24's Ideas
February 13, 2014
Adams gold, window treatment
cubbybunny added this to cubbybunny's ideas
February 13, 2014
ssmerten added this to ssmerten's Ideas
February 12, 2014
The circular banquet
meglinc added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 10, 2014
seating and windows
corynmichelle18 added this to Library
February 6, 2014
Circular room with windows all around
nicoledavis1983 added this to nicoledavis1983's ideas
January 30, 2014
The rounded bench.
um5505 added this to um5505's ideas
January 29, 2014
godutchbaby added this to Breakfast nook
January 27, 2014
built-in bench
chrissy0122 added this to chrissy0122's ideas
January 27, 2014
wow so cozy
mrslevel added this to Grandkids room ideas
January 27, 2014
curtains on windows, great idea.
drgovener added this to sierra's ideas
January 27, 2014
Half round space
pmac1003 added this to pmac1003's Favorites
January 25, 2014
Dining area
pottiger added this to basement
January 25, 2014
Seting support
Jennifer Bartlett added this to jennifer_bartlett6156187's Ideas
January 24, 2014
Drawer handles
halle2001 added this to halle2001's Ideas
January 22, 2014
Windowed breakfast area
justonecreations added this to justonecreations's Ideas
January 21, 2014
Seating for 10
seashellz added this to mud rooom
January 21, 2014
attached leather cushions...nice...table too small for the space
olivbarbosa added this to olivbarbosa's ideas
January 21, 2014
wow really this kitchen nook
szlister added this to szlister's ideas
January 20, 2014
windows, round nook
ftwsane added this to Dining Room Ideas
January 19, 2014
lindagordon05443 added this to david
January 19, 2014
Love the leather seating
foodesigns added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 19, 2014
lilmwai added this to decor
January 19, 2014
kitchen island - cushions
Joanne Lewis added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 16, 2014
nook ideas
catheis added this to catheis's ideas
January 14, 2014
leather cushions
mosaicmoon added this to mosaicmoon's Ideas
January 13, 2014
Bench seat
gords1 added this to kitchen
January 13, 2014
Sheer curtains
Margaux Little-Toothman added this to webuser_2053727's ideas
January 12, 2014
The seating
speakc added this to speakc's ideas
January 12, 2014
Window seating
woodall27 added this to woodall27's Ideas
January 11, 2014
jensisca added this to kitchen
January 9, 2014
breakfast nook
arielledixon added this to kitchen ideas
January 8, 2014
bethanyfactor added this to Breakfast Nook
January 6, 2014
leather built in seats
Love this.. I love circular spaces... lines....
gaylehenson08 added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 3, 2014
The wood and the casual elegance
goker53 added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 2, 2014
beautiful knook
Gillespie Home Staging and Design added this to susangillespie's ideas
January 1, 2014
cconkins added this to Kitchen
January 1, 2014
Angela Campagna added this to angela_campagna's Ideas
January 1, 2014
szeligad added this to szeligad's Ideas
December 31, 2013
Some type of built in seating combo?
newplace1973 added this to newplace1973's ideas
December 30, 2013
cdigneo added this to cdigneo's ideas
December 30, 2013
pillows in bench in kitchen
josie1070 added this to kitchen
December 28, 2013
jbauman06 added this to jbauman06's ideas
December 28, 2013
warm colors with oak trim and hard wood floors
loralawler added this to Dining Room
December 27, 2013
voluto added this to Dining Room
December 27, 2013
Seating area
Christina Falin added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 27, 2013
the round table and the built in bench
jluster added this to kitchens
December 26, 2013
Breakfast nook
heatherdell added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 25, 2013
breakfast sunroom
snydermichele added this to kitchen
December 25, 2013
Elegant but cozy
paulslad added this to family room
December 24, 2013
breakfast nook
amyanema added this to amyanema's ideas
December 23, 2013
cute breakfast nook
lillylimone added this to lillylimone's ideas
December 23, 2013
Breakfast nook in round room
henliza added this to Exterior Ideas
December 22, 2013
baywindow breakfast nook
mailletscott50 added this to kitchen
December 18, 2013
breakfast table
leslie08 added this to leslie08's ideas
December 18, 2013
lisaschechter added this to lisaschechter's Ideas
December 17, 2013
Round banquette
raauer added this to raauer's Ideas
December 16, 2013
Satish Swarnkar added this to 1254 Glenmoor Way - Living Room
December 13, 2013
Turret colors
trossa added this to Kitchens
December 13, 2013
Eating area
jwood87 added this to jwood87's Ideas
December 12, 2013
Round shape
jadatay added this to jadatay's Ideas
December 12, 2013
Kitchen nook
dmcoucke added this to victorian home
December 12, 2013
banquette in dining room/office/guest room
harrishawk added this to harrishawk's Ideas
December 7, 2013
ambernicole07 added this to Nook
December 6, 2013
Beautiful...but table looks too small to reach bench.
Staci Anderson added this to staci_anderson3370359's ideas
December 4, 2013
I love the rounded
natsxx added this to natsxx's Ideas
November 26, 2013
Seating around window kitchen
rachel79 added this to rachel79's Ideas
November 25, 2013
guruji18 added this to guruji18's ideas
November 25, 2013
round corner lobby
Jeanne Martin Birkbeck added this to jeannemartin_birkbeck's Ideas
November 20, 2013
mzannetti added this to mzannetti's Ideas
November 19, 2013
Breakfast nook
paurivb added this to paurivb's Ideas
November 19, 2013
eaustin777 added this to eaustin777's Ideas
November 18, 2013
Awesome family circle/nook
carmen8012 added this to Dining Room Ideas
November 17, 2013
Love the seats around the nook.
danni_elle added this to danni_elle's Ideas
November 17, 2013
bulisa added this to Paint Colors
November 16, 2013
Nice tan
bulisa added this to Kitchen
November 16, 2013
Nice for corner nook. Love the benches and curtains. Pretty color.
sfcshorten added this to sfcshorten's ideas
November 13, 2013
analogueadam added this to analogueadam's ideas
November 12, 2013
bench design for turret
epebs added this to epebs's Ideas
November 11, 2013
kitchen nook
karahobson added this to kitchen/ dining
November 10, 2013
Window seating
pgailmom added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 9, 2013
light fixture
jennifergodbold added this to jennifergodbold's ideas
November 7, 2013
Love rounded eating area w/ windows
jasonlaib added this to jasonlaib's ideas
November 6, 2013
c0nn3r added this to Our Favorites...
November 6, 2013
like the windows around the table..
Kim Hawkins added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 4, 2013
dining room table ideas
ryantheinvestor added this to Rough Kinney
November 3, 2013
Breakfast nook seats against wall?
krysdarcelle added this to krysdarcelle's ideas
November 3, 2013
anakcla added this to anakcla's Favorites
November 3, 2013
riacrispano added this to riacrispano's Ideas
November 2, 2013
Just like the layout.
hdjme added this to hdjme's Ideas
November 1, 2013
jencrounse added this to jencrounse's Favorites
November 1, 2013
Window seats
tchandjib added this to Living Room Ideas
November 1, 2013
gsheehan added this to gsheehan's Ideas
October 31, 2013
Now this is a pretty kitchen!
christinkd added this to christinkd's ideas
October 31, 2013
riss1979 added this to Kitchen
October 31, 2013
Breakfast nook seating
Marcia Raymond added this to marcia_raymond's Ideas
October 30, 2013
jennywilley added this to jennywilley's Ideas
October 29, 2013
I like breakfast nook
lindagordon05443 added this to kitchens
October 28, 2013
Nice eating area
Mallory Stang added this to Dining Room Ideas
October 25, 2013
Very beautiful. I'd worry about everyone reaching the table comfortably.
swimmaria added this to swimmaria's ideas
October 24, 2013
How beautifully inviting
Ashley Grant added this to ashley_grant5122647's Ideas
October 24, 2013
Breakfast nook
mariestarling added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 23, 2013
kskousen added this to kitchen specifics
October 23, 2013
ceiling trim in banquette
mwangikaimbutho added this to mwangikaimbutho's ideas
October 23, 2013
mambo yote
niaz1359 added this to niaz1359's ideas
October 22, 2013
breakfast nook
vettese added this to kitchen/laundry/lighting
October 17, 2013
baywindow bench
ddixon123 added this to ddixon123's Ideas
October 16, 2013
Concept not style
pabeln added this to pabeln's Ideas
October 16, 2013
Nook cute
bates_daydreams added this to kitchens
October 16, 2013
bates_daydreams added this to bates_daydreams's ideas
October 16, 2013
bach_3 added this to bach_3's ideas
October 16, 2013
Breakfast area
hyperla611 added this to hyperla611's Ideas
October 15, 2013
large bench area
lislulu added this to Mom's House
October 13, 2013
deendeen added this to kitchens
October 13, 2013
Kitchen nook
robmid added this to robmid's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Barbara Brandau added this to Second meeting with Pure Design
October 12, 2013
if no sun room
Barbara Brandau added this to scott photos
October 12, 2013
if no sunroom
mickeyfitzy added this to mickeyfitzy's Ideas
October 11, 2013
elenamolokanova added this to elenamolokanova's Ideas
October 8, 2013
Обеденная зона
Sponsored Products
1920s Architectural Building Fragment
$325.00 | Chairish
B767-300 United
$187.98 | Hayneedle
SomerTile 3x6-in Artic Craquelle White Ceramic Wall Tiles (Case of 16)
Distressed Pale Yellow Glaze Ceramic Bottles (Set of 3)
Tile Maintenance Package Special - Limited Time Only!
Glass Tile Store
Seascape Unframed Giclee with Marble Glaze Finish
Bliss Home and Design
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™