Monday, April 23, 2012

BEHIND THE PRIVET: QUEEN ANNE SPLENDOUR

I'm usually not a big fan of the Queen Anne style--a little too fussy for me, but this beautiful East Hampton home has a commanding presence that is softened by the delicate woodwork embellishments and porches, creating a perfectly picturesque summer home aesthetic.
The house was designed by Carnegie Hall architect, William B. Tuthill in 1891 on Lee Avenue in the estate section of East Hampton for Charles H. Adams. It was recently painstakingly restored, retaining its original splendor with 6 period fireplaces, glass leaded windows throughout, 14 bedrooms and a grand staircase with wood paneled walls in the foyer. Interiors have retained their historic charm, updated with a soft muted palette and furnished with an eclectic mix of traditional antiques and transitional pieces. The result--sublime beach chic!











17 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh it's fabulous. So full of character. I love the wood ceiling, the floors and those pendants in the kitchen. The porches are so inviting. I like almost every style of home, if done well. I live in a modern home now but could easily, quite easily, move into this beauty.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

How gorgeous!With the first pic, I thought I might not like it because of all the wood but then, seeing how they have painted it out so much it was really beautiful. I don't even mind the all wood entry! it provides some contrast!The details are so fantastic!
Blessings, Lorraine

Karena said...

Barbara how absolutely gorgeous. Adore the light bright interiors!! The execution of details in this home is wonderful!

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Splendid Sass said...

Well this is certainly a showstopper, Barbara!! Such a presence, and kept to perfection. Love the exterior and the interior.
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

zanetastyle said...

Quite interesting, usually I don't fancy Victorian style homes myself, but the house is sublime and quite well presented inside, modern way victorian will interest me too (:
ciao Z

michele said...

i could move right in!

gorgeous.

happy new week, lovely.

michele

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

wow! I'm certainly sold! beautiful!

I Dream Of said...

Oh it's lovely! They did a fantastic job making it feel more livable and casual, without losing it's grandness. I think I could be quite happy living there!
Have a lovely week, Barbara!

pretty pink tulips said...

Love it when an old home finds new life!!! Love that third photo that shows it in all its glory!

Soon, you'll be spending all your time out there! Come on summer!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Acquired Objects said...

I'm with you on this one Barbara not usually my favortie but this home is gorgeous.

XX
Debra~

The enchanted home said...

So pretty! I am generally also not a huge fan but this one is so well done and love how light and airy it is..that was a real surprise. Beautiful details and the perfect blend of tradition with an updated sense of crispness. Lovely!!

Karen said...

Barbara,

So pretty. Maybe its because, in this home, the rooms seem light and airy and not dark and heavy.

Karen

Leslie said...

Gorgeous exterior! I love those hardwood floors and that bedroom is amazing.

Enjoy your day!

leslie

Ideezine said...

This is a real surprise inside. Lots of light also makes it feel like it is a new design. Colors are light and airy...also a great feature.

classic • casual • home said...

Beautiful interiors...so elegant and paired down.

Ann said...

Ah see I love love Queen Annes so to me this is an ideal beach house!

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