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Publication Date: 2015-06-03


Before and After: A Classic Georgian Family Home in Scarsdale

This classic Georgian home in Scarsdale, New York was built in the 1950s using salvaged parts from nine different historical New England homes. In 2012, the team at Alisberg Parker Architects undertook a complete renovation of the house, adding two wings for more space and better usability. The firm managed to preserve the history of the home while giving it a clean, crisp contemporary feel that is perfect for the young family that calls it home.

Before: Exterior
After: Exterior

The renovated home exterior seamless blends in the two new wings while maintaining the classical symmetry of the historical home.

Before: Entryway
After: Entryway

The entryway was updated for a more airy and welcoming feel, and circulation was improved between rooms. The detailing of the original doors and trim in the foyer was kept intact, providing a nod to the home's historical roots. The front door also features refurbished original hardware.

Before: Staircase
After: Staircase

The staircase in the main entryway was roomy but bulky without furnishings and proper lighting. Comfort was brought to the space with seating areas perfect for sitting down and taking off your boots.

Before: Living Room
After: Living Room

Charles Edwards hexagonal drum shades are hung on each of side of the living room to define two separate areas, which make the space more flexible for entertaining. In front of the fireplace, two Charles Fradin lounge chairs are paired with the The Bright Group's Elana bench to provide additional seating.

After: Living Room

The living room features a handwoven linen custom colored and scaled rug from Stark and a champagne colored grasscloth by Philip Jeffries on the walls. A custom sectional creates the perfect spot to visit with friends.

Before: Kitchen
After: Kitchen

The kitchen was updated into a modern fresh space perfect for cooking and gathering, while respecting the Georgian architecture of the home. Heavy wood cabinetry was replaced with white cabinets, marble countertops and a white milk glass subway tile backsplash for a modern yet classic interpretation of the scullery kitchens typical of Georgian homes.

After: Kitchen

The walnut stained island countertop brings a rich warmth to the kitchen. Three Design Within Reach gunmetal Tolix® Marais counter stools echo the functional classic scullery look. Traditional furnishings balance contemporary lighting and integrate the old with the new.

After: Breakfast Space

The addition of the breakfast nook continues to be a home's most important spot for family meals and good conversation. The banquette and chairs are upholstered in vinyl, providing essential durability.

Before: Sitting Room
After: Sitting Room

Previously, the sitting area at the top of the main staircase had colorful furnishings that didn't quite fit together, and a gallery wall that contributed to the space's heavy feel. The new renovations added symmetry and contemporary art as accents to the comfortable nook.

Before: Master Bathroom
After: Master Bathroom

In the new master bath, a moment of tranquility is essential with the constant on the go lifestyle of a young family. The bathroom is perfect for a serene timeout and relaxation.

Tour the rest of the fully renovated home here >>

SHOP (Top Row): Tolix® Marais Counter Stool, Design Within Reach ($285) // Mageaise Loveseat, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman (price upon request) // Eugene Lantern, Remains Lighting (starting at $2,800) // Vaughn Dining Chair, Bjork Studio ($6,330 for set of 6)

SHOP (Bottom Row): Alecia's Necklace 3 Light Pendant, Metropolitan Lighting (price upon request) // Elana Bench, The Bright Group (from $2,092) // Ivey Dining Chair in Champagne Silver Leaf, Rivers Spencer ($995) // Watercolor Pillow in Balsam, Lance Wovens ($595)

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