Owning a historic house may be fantastic — particularly in case you have the prospect to enlarge it whereas nonetheless sustaining its architectural integrity. Such was the case with this 1797 farmhouse close to Oldwick, NJ, reconfigured in a design by architect Steven Harris. Now, boxwood timber for which Boxwood Farm is known as aren’t only a windbreak; they maintain delight of place beside each the home and a completely trendy addition: a pool. The pool’s not the one factor new right here, both. New white paint freshens a standard sitting/front room, brightening the bookshelves alongside the wall that flank a refurbished hearth. Photographic artwork hangs above a eating room with trendy mild-coloured leather-based chairs round a desk that provides new interpretation to the phrase “trestle.” Bright shade cheers up a sitting room — blues and oranges along with the charcoal sofa and cream chairs.
The kitchen, with nook wooden range/hearth, is a superb combine: carved wooden chairs and lengthy farm desk are balanced with trendy globe fixtures hanging from the ceiling, shining cupboards and glossy home equipment. Note, particularly, the island and the tap with its excessive-arching spray head: Great-grandma by no means had something like that. Steps away from the kitchen workspace and desk are patio doorways resulting in a splendid backyard and outside dwelling space; sheds and different outbuildings have been spruced as much as match the freshness in the primary home. Stone paths lead from one a part of the grounds to a different, connecting all of the buildings and their features in a single clean entire. Everything previous could be new once more, with tender loving care and the suitable design: Boxwood Farm has benefited from each.