Remember the Practical Magic-inspired kitchen I showed you last week? I thought you might like to see the rest of this amazing Gothic Revival house. It was designed by Derek of Derek M Design, who says his clients wanted a new house with an old soul. I think he pulled it off. If you drove past this house, would you guess that it was finished last year?
“It has truly fooled some people,” Derek says. “The greatest compliment I have gotten so far is when a member of a local historic society asked what year the home was built, and I shocked her with the year 2007-2009. She honestly thought is was a renovation project of a house built in 1860.”
I’m in love with this blue room. I’ve been working on a post about Manderley, and this room reminds me of the “morning room” in Rebecca:
The bedroom has vaulted and beamed ceilings similar to those in the Practical Magic movie house, which inspired them:
How fabulous is this window with the interior shutters?
There’s even a charming back staircase similar to the one in Practical Magic. I always wanted one like this off my kitchen:
If you could build a new house with the character and spirit of an old one, what style and era would you go for? This one looks pretty good to me!
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