December 2nd, 2004 until December 31st, 2004
Turkey Hill Treat
French country is the theme carried throughout this seamless renovation of a house built in the 1940’s. From its liberal use of fleurs-de-lis, hand-crafted wrought iron, pressed glass fixtures, and old French prints, Gallic charm prevails. The grand living room in the original section of the house has a barrel ceiling and is dominated by a massive fireplace with a limestone mantel. The charming French antiques include an iron fountain mounted on a wall. The immense yet airy iron chandelier was designed by the owner whose vision has been intricately entwined with every building and decorating choice. Leaded glass doors lead to the kitchen where the French theme continues. The large fixtures hanging over the island are made of old glass globes from the 1800’s used to ripen melon, the floors are wide-beamed oak, the backsplash is the perfect choice of limestone subway tile.
The master bedroom is warm and Bohemian with an unusual Oriental rug, a bedspread that carries similar rich color and pattern, and a unique leather headboard. His and her bathrooms are appointed in neutral tones with that country feel but all the modern luxuries including heated limestone squares on her floor.
For all the elegance of design in the fabrics and furniture, a sense of humor can be seen in such features as a faux twenty-dollar bill painted on the powder room floor.
All proceeds from the Holiday House Tour benefit the Westport Historical Society.