Bookcases flanking windowTraditional Home Office, Burlington

These built-in bookcases help provide much needed storage in a small home while helping to bounce light into the room from the windows. At night the books are illuminated by the monopoint track fixtures.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography

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Selina Allcorn wrote:Feb 8, 2014
  • wyndyacre
    Your local Habitant for Humanity Restore is always a great place to look for vintage solidwood doors. I found a beautiful one, with a beveled glass window, to replace a splintered gouged one in my 1926 schoolhouse home.
  • Selina Allcorn
    That's a great idea I never even thought about it, thanks so much!
susan61 wrote:Dec 12, 2011
  • Erica_N_Jason Albright
    do you happen to know what the floors are made out of? I have the same ones in my home and want to widen a door frame and can't seem to figure out where to get more.
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    I believe these are old oak floors. 200568 wrote:Aug 4, 2015
  • hilscape129

    Congrats on the feature in TOH. Thank you for the link to the article- it was a nice added bonus to read, and seeing the floor plan was helpful. Stunning collaboration! I esp love all the spaces for books =).

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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC

    Thanks for the nice comments and glad you liked the project.

Sharon Bobrove wrote:Jul 7, 2014
  • zemptron
    Also regarding the Bare Head Swivel 1 lights... is this the bronze or satin nickel finish?
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    Melissa MacDonald, Landscape Architect

    Are the Bare Head Swivel fixtures the dark bronze or brushed nickel? Thank you!

homeguru wrote:Aug 29, 2013
  • 3canines
    So love this whole kitchen, reading and eating areas! Lovely. Warm, cozy, inviting.
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    We are glad you like it!
jbuckley100 wrote:Aug 11, 2013
  • Joanne Heidkamp
    jbuckley100 - I have the same experience. I keep clicking on this room and falling in love all over again! Wonderful collaboration between Smith & Vansant Architects and the homeowner.
  • pkatzzz
    Me too. If given a choice of being given ANY house on Houzz, this would be it. The kitchen is to DIE is the rest of the house of course. I love everything about this home...except that it's not mine!!! ;)
mywonderfulbeautifulhouse wrote:Oct 20, 2012
  • dundason
    Hi there - I LOVE this house - I think every room has somehow been added into my various ideabooks! - wonderful job! can you tell me please the paint colour/maker used for wall and trim? many thanks
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    The paint in this house is from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The creamy walls in this room are DKC-16, in a Latex Eggshell finish and the trim is DKC-51 in an Alkyd Satin finish. Glad you like it!
darkdaisy wrote:May 27, 2014
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    Sorry, but our color consultant doesn't provide free advise.
  • darkdaisy
    Im was a mistake..sorry for troubling u...
julieann2 wrote:Feb 1, 2012
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    Kelly Porter
    A similar color is White Down OC-131 by Benjamin Moore.
  • turtleridge
    Like the wall color. White down by Ben Moore
lmharvieux wrote:Jan 24, 2015
aparecida01 wrote:Jul 16, 2014
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    I am sorry, our homes are custom designs created to specifically integrate our client's programmatic requirement with their particular site. Our policy has been to not release drawings to protect both the clients privacy and our hard work.
robinmiddleton wrote:Apr 18, 2014
isabeglalvarado wrote:Dec 28, 2013
amackjr wrote:Nov 25, 2013
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    Smith & Vansant Architects PC
    The paint in this house is from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The walls of this living room are DKC-16 in a Latex Eggshell finish.
Ruby Blue wrote:Jan 20, 2013
Deluca Inc wrote:Jan 10, 2013
Laurie Aydell wrote:Jul 29, 2015

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Becky Harris added this to 20 Book Lover’s Spaces That Will Make You Want to ReadMar 3, 2016

    This antique Cape Cod home in Vermont is another one that was designed around a love of books and reading. Architect Pi Smith used a thick-wall strategy throughout the home to accommodate the large collection. Here in the living room, multiple bookshelves create a cozy library feel.

    Fred Albert added this to Contrast and ConquerAug 19, 2013

    While books are designed to be read, they're also a good way to add texture, as in this home. Notice how some were arranged vertically and others were set on their sides, adding pattern within the bookcase.

    Alison Hodgson added this to 'Not My Precious Books!' — Pain-Free Ways to Declutter Your LibraryFeb 7, 2013

    There's no need to hide your paperbacks. Note how this homeowner pulled them to the front of one of the shelves and stacked them horizontally.Don't forget to dust. At least once a month I give the tops and edges of the shelves and books a quick going-over with a feather duster, and the difference in the room can be felt.See more about paperbacks as accessories

    Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Beautiful, Hardworking Cape RenovationJan 15, 2012

    The front door opens directly into the living room, which is the main form of the house."The whole house is a library," Smith says. "Our client is extremely organized, with each room containing different genres of books. She has just as many design books as we have in our office."

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    dkiifner added this to OfficeMay 25, 2019

    Except in natural wood with window seat.

    anniezzzzz added this to 8th St LivingMay 14, 2019

    Built in around smallish window.

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