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Houghton House

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Houghton House

HISTORIC/Houghton House

Built own 1905 and nestled in the Historic District of Chestnut Hill, this Spanish style carriage house was originally part of the larger neighboring Houghton Estate. We loved the cobbled courtyard, the original quatrefoil windows and the mechanicals that remained in the ceiling for lifting the hay bales. We worked closely and carefully with the architect and contractor to bring this family home up to the 21st century and to honor the past by carefully editing so as not to strip the home of it’s wonderful history and character. The Master Bedroom suite was the original horse stable and the wood paneling that lined the ceilings and many walls throughout the home remained. We chose to infuse this home with pops of color to help tie in some of the client’s existing pieces, antiques and artwork while not going overboard or being too cliche. We purposefully commissioned vintage lighting in specific places to help tell the story of the the original home. For example, the gigantic globe  lights over the dining table were made in California of vintage wagon wheels that we found to be perfectly appropriate!