This charming home may be fairly new and big, but it was designed to have the warmth and patina of an old French country cottage. I love the details that Barnes Vanze Architects put into it, from brick floors to beamed ceilings.
The architect describes it as a new country French cottage: “The clipped gables, engaged dormer and belvedere tower connect with their inspirational rural examples in France from Normandy to the Dordogne.”
“Reclaimed wood, tiles, stone, natural stucco and interior plaster offer patina and familiarity, while wrought iron details and handmade tile add fine-scaled detail.”
One of my favorite spaces is this living room with its wood and tile fireplace and built-in bookshelves:
But what really grabbed my attention was the kitchen:
This is the first photo I saw of the house (below) and was the reason I had to see more:
Principal Designer on the project was Anthony “Ankie” Barnes. Photos taken by Anice Hoachlander of Hoachlander Davis Photography.
Hooked on French Country style? Check out Designer Suzy Stout’s farmhouse: