while there are many a day i consider moving, i’ve never considered physically moving a house, but designer nancy lendved, the genius behind our latest sneak peek has done it five times now! we first found out about this beautiful home in georgia (which even has it’s own website) thanks to the lovely ladies over at r.wood studio. it’s also a special treat for us because nancy has decided to sell the house and downsize (don’t worry, she’s still relocating a house to her property!), this was a way to help document the house and memories. the history and stories tied to the images is pretty incredible! thanks so much to nancy for sharing so much with us, and to rinne allen and kristen bach for the great photographs. click here for more images, and, as always, you can find all of the sneak peeks here. –anne
[Above: Looking down our expansive upstairs hallway. The french doors are cypress and came from New Orleans.]
The porch of the kitchen cottage was inspired by a photo in a coffee table design book, and executed (scallops were hand made!) by James Askins. The tavern table is from Pennsylvania, the wall of french doors is from our local Habitat for Humanity thrift store, and the sheer curtains ar from the Noorder-market in Amsterdam.
Yellow and grey is a favorite 40’s color combination, perfect for a party or mudroom. The big sunny yellow farmhouse kitchen is outfitted with painted country furniture and a couch stretching under huge windows. The plate rack was a gift from my sister Layne. While I cook and bake on the 1920’s Tappan, its been known to provide a little too much excitement! Lets just say my eyelashes were once a lot longer.
A linen curtain my mother bought me on a “junking” excursion in Topanga Canyon, CA, is draped over our clawfut tub. I designed the basket weave tile floor using shades of oatmeal, redish-brown and sage green. The room reminds me of a western brothel!
Guest house interior.
Scalloped porch windows.
The “kitchen cottage” transformed. We used beaded board and wide planked robins egg blue ceiling boards. Salvaged from a neighborhood farmhouse that was being demolished for ubiquitous Mc Mansions. The cabinetry, from another house move, was made to fit by James Askins, carpenter and designer. The door, pained black on the outside and still sporting its number nine, was found in Asheville NC. It inspired the entire scheme.
I couldn’t believe it when I found these curtains stuffed in a carton at a snowy, icy 26th flea market. The are printed with three of my all-time favorite icons: birds, deer, and oak leaves and acorns Good friend David Graves (now a new York City cabinet maker) built the bookshelves to fit the victoria trim. No one would know they weren’t original to the house.
My turet office was featured in Old House Journal’s Feb 2008 issue. I was so surprised and proud! Peace flags flutter from the balcony, I’m not giving up hope…..
Tiled bathroom. Our solution to the problem prices of hand-made tiles was to make them ourselves! We bought inexpensive quarry tiles, glaze from R.Wood Studio and kiln time at her studio. We glazed the tiles while watching T.V. or would spread them out on the deck when good weather brought us outside. Good results for under $5/sq foot! The window, from a window, from a church in Maine, has been with me for almost 25 years.