Penza Bailey Architects
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Nicholson's Manor contemporary-kids

Nicholson's Manor

Site constraints included an existing, recently constructed house on 7.5 acres confi ned by wetlands and forest conservation easements. The owners wanted an expansive screened porch, a guest suite with a separate entrance; an exercise room; a larger garage with an additional car bay and generous storage space, a more appropriate rear entrance; a more functional laundry; and a larger, more functional mud room. The addition was designed to look as if it were part of the original structure, with the new roof lines carefully blended into the existing and more dramatic elements interjected into the rear of the house.

Creating the new motor court also required a significant amount of soil to be brought in, held in place with a series of tall retaining walls used to build up grade on what had been a severely sloping lot. The driveway was redesigned to create a distinct parking area for guests, with a clear and direct path to the front door. The landscaping eff orts also focused around creating more entertaining patio in the rear of the house, extending the screen porch, but also, providing graceful access to the basement level and the rear yard.

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laoshimama added this to kids' room
February 18, 2015
Fun idea to incorporate shelves into a play structure along the wall
ndufrene added this to kids beds
January 25, 2015
Toy rom
jenniferloe added this to Play
January 25, 2015
Low TV
anipper516 added this to anipper516's ideas
December 27, 2014
dock storage
dquirk10 added this to dquirk10's Ideas
December 27, 2014
Partial loft type thing
petracernelic added this to petra's ideas
December 20, 2014
Stephanie Uminn added this to playroom
December 7, 2014
love the dock raised area
kellyannreardon added this to kellyannreardon's Ideas
November 30, 2014
jencott added this to Playroom
November 27, 2014
Love this built in "dock" with wall mural. Would be great for my grandson, who is a climber.
Anthony Moreton added this to Anthony Moreton's Ideas
November 27, 2014
chylamabry added this to playroom
November 10, 2014
wallismr added this to Playroom
November 4, 2014
Pirate theme
Sean Skiffington added this to sean_skiffington's ideas
November 3, 2014
brooke_gray11 added this to playroom
November 2, 2014
dual level idea
housedream4 added this to ceiling
October 31, 2014
Carol Yee added this to family room
October 26, 2014
shelves / counters around the workout area can be walked on?
carlyraedietz added this to carlyraedietz's Ideas
October 8, 2014
Leslie Smittle added this to Kids Room Ideas
October 3, 2014
for cubbies??
lyndsikb added this to lyndsikb's Ideas
September 29, 2014
Favorite! Playroom.
meaw73 added this to benjamin
September 21, 2014
it is cool
Jolena Presti added this to basement playroom
September 15, 2014
goldielock03 added this to goldielock03's Ideas
September 14, 2014
Crystal Lutes-Sadovski added this to Crystal Lutes-Sadovski's Ideas
September 12, 2014
2 floors
hcomet000 added this to playroom
September 7, 2014
halogirl01 added this to Kids Ideas
September 3, 2014
Amazing play ideas!
aishaishmama added this to Kids Ideas
September 1, 2014
Raised walkways
Robin Whitcomb added this to Kid Room
August 24, 2014
Nautical look.
dvelez2013 added this to kids
August 16, 2014
nodzzzy added this to playroom
August 7, 2014
Tv with little staurs
erinande85 added this to erinande85's Ideas
August 6, 2014
hrt2015 added this to Geri - kids room
July 29, 2014
under the deck bookshelves / bollards and rope
kjpondelicek added this to kjpondelicek's Ideas
July 28, 2014
Cool storage ideas with raised floor
Karyn Reno Mueller added this to Karyn Reno Mueller's Ideas
July 23, 2014
The corner hideout
Nicolette Clark added this to Playroom
July 11, 2014
ballinbabygurl added this to ballinbabygurl's Ideas
July 7, 2014
Play room..
mb0130 added this to mb0130's Ideas
June 19, 2014
Love the crawl area
jacklyn11 added this to jacklyn11's Ideas
June 17, 2014
Love the Wolsey walk way
franciscarojas added this to piezas niños
June 7, 2014
nagelbes added this to nagelbes's ideas
June 1, 2014
it reminded me of the ocean.
antman73 added this to antman73's Ideas
May 24, 2014
Adriana: everything Sal: toys
LL Waterfall Design added this to Jax
May 18, 2014
Climbing level
mamag893 added this to kids playroom
May 18, 2014
morgan_christi added this to kids
May 15, 2014
cool upper playroom
Rebecca Scott added this to rebecca_scott4148's Ideas
May 9, 2014
Toy room
Alissa Lamb added this to Alissa Lamb's Ideas
May 8, 2014
Love it
alichlo added this to Playroom
May 5, 2014
cool idea building feature shelving
kelleymerica added this to kelleymerica's ideas
May 3, 2014
rwopshott added this to playroom
April 20, 2014
Two levels
hawkis06 added this to hawkis06's Ideas
April 17, 2014
Kids playroom
Chané Toerien added this to Play room
April 15, 2014
Like this idea of an upstairs with the tv below
snyder17315 added this to playroom
April 14, 2014
Multiple level
ilovesunny123 added this to ilovesunny123's ideas
April 12, 2014
Abby's idea
mdm23 added this to playroom
April 3, 2014
Elevated play ramp/space
wijg38 added this to Mariana
April 1, 2014
Cool design....needs a different style /colors
xdanielle added this to Play Room
March 26, 2014
Play house
loganc03 added this to loganc03's Ideas
March 20, 2014
Ali Gehl added this to boys rooms
March 16, 2014
Cute! my guys would jump all over this
Catherine Wan added this to kids
March 16, 2014
Kids play
Thane Brooks Custom Homes and Int added this to Business
March 15, 2014
Nautical theme
morrisond added this to basement ideas
March 12, 2014
jaimephillips added this to jaimephillips's ideas
March 10, 2014
cynthiaduarte added this to Cuarto de Juegos
March 6, 2014
TV y nicho
ermsh added this to ermsh's ideas
February 19, 2014
brenleyb added this to Playroom
February 16, 2014
very cool upper run-around, play area
mcv26 added this to Playrooms
February 15, 2014
I like the organization/ narrow second story in play room
brancal19 added this to Cruz's Room ideas
February 1, 2014
neat shelves
sarah_bell_2008 added this to sarah_bell_2008's Ideas
February 1, 2014
donthneni01 added this to New Home
January 31, 2014
caroliloo added this to salle de jeu
January 27, 2014
Faut absolument faire une passerelle!
laurenpickard added this to laurenpickard's Ideas
January 26, 2014
kelleycurrie added this to Renovation
January 19, 2014
Ginny Stewart added this to New House ideas
January 14, 2014
Looks like the inside of a pirate ship
dscelfo added this to dscelfo's ideas
January 12, 2014
fun idea for playroom
thenehrts added this to Basement Remodel
January 10, 2014
the boys will LOVE this!
annakatheryn added this to My Dream House
January 6, 2014
Brady and Deag's playroom, right next to the girls sitting room. They spend a lot of time up there when they have play dates. They're dog, Duck (named by the boys when they were three and a half, as Duck is the same age as Penny and in fact is actually her brother) is often found chasing the boys around up here.
mcdonough9 added this to mcdonough9's Ideas
January 4, 2014
ivonneu added this to ivonneu's ideas
January 3, 2014
climb area
Sarah Crow added this to playrooms
January 3, 2014
Nautical theme
ervinsandra added this to Kids Ideas
January 3, 2014
space for sleeping
jacquelineruth added this to jacquelineruth's Ideas
January 2, 2014
jeffcarrie added this to kids
December 30, 2013
travisterich added this to travisterich's Favorites
December 30, 2013
Play over storage
chandigidy added this to Kids Playroom
December 30, 2013
activity mixed with storage!
jennkwilson added this to jennkwilson's Ideas
December 30, 2013
Raised play area
sugard0ll added this to sugard0ll's Ideas
December 29, 2013
Excellent use of organization & fun
lscrocker added this to lscrocker's Favorites
December 29, 2013
Elevated platform and corner hiding spot!!!
tanner116 added this to play room
December 28, 2013
Corner built in. Bridge to walk on with shelves underneath
jessiemarieesq added this to wet bar replacement
December 28, 2013
wrap around corner
djjimmy9 added this to djjimmy9's Ideas
December 27, 2013
Play room
Allison Shuster added this to irondale
December 26, 2013
love the climb on feature
randychris_thompson added this to randychris_thompson's ideas
December 25, 2013
Elizabeth Gunther added this to elizabeth_gunther's Ideas
December 23, 2013
the slide, board walk with storage underneath, very nice. but we do not have enough room to do so.
gamiro added this to Playroom
December 22, 2013
Louise Nduati added this to 8401 Aydens room
December 14, 2013
toy bins
rgm227 added this to rgm227's ideas
December 14, 2013
pirate climbing loft
Leanna Clawson added this to leanna_clawson's ideas
December 8, 2013
nrsbaldwin added this to Kid’s Playroom
December 8, 2013
terelunan added this to terelunan's Ideas
December 7, 2013
Puente y repisas
cletagrant added this to Playroom
November 19, 2013
far out! really cool idea
mango829 added this to mango829's ideas
November 18, 2013
nates_mom added this to Playroom / Kid's room
November 16, 2013
Raised area in playroom
leeberate added this to Playdream
November 16, 2013
degwar27 added this to degwar27's ideas
November 16, 2013
fun crawl space and hiding spot! cute.
Amanda Sell-Sande added this to Possible Ideas
November 11, 2013
Love the dock theme
Dunn & Stone Builders, LLC added this to fredthebuilder's Ideas
November 10, 2013
Griffin really likes this one
marks_bus added this to marks_bus's ideas
November 8, 2013
Jillian Schweickhard added this to playroom
November 7, 2013
Places for kids to climb
stregister added this to playroom
November 3, 2013
Storage area uses plastic bins
altjordan added this to playroom
November 3, 2013
glye added this to glye's Ideas
November 2, 2013
Indoor climber room
uspilot14051 added this to Office/Playroom
October 28, 2013
Devides muebles + diseño added this to playroom
October 26, 2013
sarbear31 added this to sarbear31's Ideas
October 21, 2013
automme added this to automme's ideas
October 20, 2013
kid room
kgaun added this to kgaun's Ideas
October 18, 2013
Willow Draven added this to Inside school
October 15, 2013
bbowers61 added this to playroom
October 13, 2013
very kid friendly!!
amyhigdon added this to amyhigdon's Ideas
October 2, 2013
ejf2313 added this to ejf2313's ideas
October 1, 2013
play dock
maymond20 added this to Playroom
September 29, 2013
Fernando Zapattini added this to fernando_zapattini's Ideas
September 27, 2013
Me encanto
riks added this to riks's ideas
September 24, 2013
Cole Trickle added this to cole_trickle's ideas
September 22, 2013
Rileys room
emeraldtigress added this to emeraldtigress's ideas
September 22, 2013
aronkalle added this to Mängutuba
September 21, 2013
tlpet added this to Kids spaces
September 19, 2013
Fun theme room.
ummbutti added this to Kids Ideas
September 17, 2013
marfuente added this to marfuente's Favorites
September 16, 2013
ceciliafaisal added this to ceciliafaisal's ideas
September 16, 2013
frankoostenbrink added this to
September 15, 2013
Nice playroom
apes221 added this to playroom
September 15, 2013
make a loft? gym in corner
carove added this to Kids Ideas
September 13, 2013
Danielle Rayoum added this to kids room
September 10, 2013
jenstapp added this to boys
September 8, 2013
mariamshaheen added this to mariamshaheen's Ideas
September 8, 2013
choshi added this to choshi's Ideas
September 5, 2013
kyanttila added this to Basement play area
August 29, 2013
upper level
Jason Roberts added this to jason_roberts3132682's ideas
August 29, 2013
Pirate play room
matcheu added this to kids room
August 28, 2013
pcott128 added this to Kids Ideas
August 27, 2013
Love the nautical theme!
luckypepper added this to luckypepper's ideas
August 25, 2013
wall road
gb10 added this to gb10's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Beach fun
lupica9564 added this to Kids Ideas
August 25, 2013
elevated walkways
kristinhall05 added this to Kids Ideas
August 25, 2013
play room
Kelly Mason added this to Kids Ideas
August 23, 2013
boshouse added this to play room
August 23, 2013
pirate theme
Shaun Walker added this to Children
August 22, 2013
Kids Room
luciamarks added this to luciamarks's Ideas
August 22, 2013
Boys playroom
amylu333 added this to kids playroom
August 15, 2013
Owen's favorite
efriese added this to Playroom
August 13, 2013
junk4krissy added this to Quinn's Pirate Bedroom
August 13, 2013
Love the posts between each shelf & the rope connecting them- don't have enough room to build this 3-D, but would also look cute with the posts painted directly on the wall & then use real rope to "connect them" for a 3-D look.
natmac83 added this to natmac83's Ideas
August 13, 2013
lynsey06osu added this to Basement Toy Room
August 12, 2013
Built in
Edita Galdikiene added this to Kids Ideas
August 8, 2013
idomi idėja
nire220 added this to nire220's ideas
August 2, 2013
play room
mengcu added this to mengcu's ideas
July 30, 2013
colebeasley added this to colebeasley's Ideas
July 29, 2013
tamsnch added this to tamsnch's Ideas
July 28, 2013
carlosagarza added this to carlosagarza's Ideas
July 27, 2013
Crystal Tullos added this to POP Center
July 24, 2013
Pirate ship room
Keila Slade added this to keila_slade's Ideas
July 22, 2013
bkmelbert added this to bkmelbert's ideas
July 19, 2013
einckbrenda added this to playroom
July 19, 2013
kajonesnyc added this to kajonesnyc's Ideas
July 18, 2013
Target board
ragenb added this to ragenb's Ideas
July 13, 2013
kazisonline added this to kazisonline's ideas
July 12, 2013
shelves wide enough to crawl on
Lorentia Poisel added this to Playroom
July 11, 2013
shelf cubbies
kerrind added this to kerrind's Ideas
July 11, 2013
If he likes pirates!
syanakakis added this to Playroom
July 10, 2013
clear plastic bins on wood shelves makes things easier to identify
jaywalk40 added this to Basement
July 9, 2013
dual storage/hideout
sheryl_lu added this to sheryl_lu's Ideas
July 6, 2013
cricker12 added this to cricker12's Ideas
July 6, 2013
Fire pole and more
kellidy added this to kellidy's Ideas
July 2, 2013
David's playroom
ella_bella4 added this to Regular House 2
June 30, 2013
millsinger32 added this to millsinger32's Ideas
June 25, 2013
Play room
jordanbrame added this to playroom
June 23, 2013
Cool mix of storage and play
archiehusband1 added this to archiehusband1's ideas
June 20, 2013
danibowers added this to danibowers's ideas
June 17, 2013
grabs attention and has good functionality
Jaime Norato added this to jaime_norato's Ideas
June 16, 2013
sarahhk added this to sarahhk's ideas
June 15, 2013
playroom 2story
jodilynn81 added this to jodilynn81's ideas
June 13, 2013
maisonverte added this to maisonverte's ideas
June 8, 2013
jenjerry added this to jenjerry's Ideas
June 6, 2013
mossy added this to Chumblies Ideas
June 1, 2013
Slide and big boy cache
Joel Bowers added this to Play Room Ideas
May 27, 2013
Willow likes this
daniellemcass added this to daniellemcass's Ideas
May 27, 2013
jeanslieter added this to fallbrook
May 18, 2013
kids room but not sailor like
ebsummerhays added this to ebsummerhays's ideas
May 5, 2013
bhatam added this to traces room
April 25, 2013
kristin110 added this to seth
April 21, 2013
karavarma added this to karavarma's Ideas
April 20, 2013
sophieburns added this to Playroom
April 20, 2013
bridge over shelves
yeanel15 added this to Kids Ideas
April 19, 2013
idea for indoor play
rosasans added this to rosasans's ideas
April 17, 2013
guenetteme added this to Kids Ideas
April 12, 2013
Carol Haffke added this to Kids Ideas
March 29, 2013
Very cool pirate ship dock!
Scott Vycital added this to Playrooms
March 28, 2013
Play structure/deck/bridge...
hbyellowg added this to hbyellowg's ideas
March 28, 2013
Playroom niche idea
Patricia Norasaeng added this to patricia_norasaeng's ideas
March 13, 2013
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