This classic Georgian in Scarsdale, New York was pieced together in the 1950s using salvaged parts from 9 different historical homes from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, creating this "new" historic home. The team at
Alisberg Parker Architects undertook a complete renovation and added two new wings, preserving the history of the home while also giving it a clean, contemporary feel and making it suitable for a young family. 81
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The updated exterior, featuring two new wings.
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The original detailing and trim remain in the foyer, keeping the historical aspect of the home intact. Modifications were made as needed to accommodate an updated layout with better circulation. The front door features refurbished original hardware.
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The living room is divided into two seating areas. This space seen above is centered on the simple yet elegant fireplace and artwork. The Stark rug is a handwoven linen soumak, custom colored and scaled. Two Charles Fradin lounge chairs are paired with the Bright Group’s
Elana bench to provide ample seating in front of the fireplace.
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The custom sectional in the living room creates a perfect spot to visit with friends. Two Charles Edwards hexagonal drum shades on each of side of the living room define the two seating areas and give light to the champagne colored grasscloth by Philip Jeffries.
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The living room opens to the new library addition.
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This Mansour Modern contemporary carpet keeps the library a little more casual and inviting. The seating and coffee table from
The Bright Group give this traditional room a more contemporary feel.
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The kitchen was designed as a modern fresh space perfect for cooking and gathering, while respecting the Georgian architecture of the home. White countertops at the perimeter, white milk glass subway tile backsplash and white cabinets are a modern yet classic interpretation of the scullery kitchens found in the old Georgian homes.
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The walnut stained island countertop brings a rich warmth to the kitchen. Three
Design Within Reach gunmetal stools echo the functional classic scullery look. Traditional furnishings balanced by contemporary lighting integrate the old and new.
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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.
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Framing the doorway from the kitchen to the family room are dual custom cabinet units, which provide accessible storage.
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The family room is comfortable and inviting with ample plush seating in every corner and a game table perfect for card games. The oversize custom ottoman by Classic Upholstery is as versatile as it is beautiful. The room is unified by the crisp, clean lines of the furniture, custom Beauvais carpet and serene color palette.
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Bill paying and Internet surfing are abundant here at home central in the office.
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The mudroom is off the kitchen en route to the garage and basement playroom and is essential for this family with young children. Open cubbies in addition to a large walk-in closet provide plenty of storage space. The polished herringbone flooring is both traditional and modern.
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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.
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This boy’s bath is rich with chocolate and gray blue tones. The tub is perfect for bathing little ones and the chunky Restoration Hardware Hudson washstand is simple and functional.
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The traditional washstand sits on a Bardiglio mosaic floor and is accented by gray painted trim and white walls, again a mix of the traditional and contemporary. The cream antique print brings warmth to the space.
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Comfort is brought to the main entry way with seating areas perfect for sitting down and taking off your rain boots.
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Symmetry and contemporary art accent this quaint sitting area that sits at the top of the main staircase.