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An Early 20th-Century Home Gets a Modern Makeover

 

There’s just something about a home rooted in history and updated with integrity to its original design and architecture that we’ll never get enough of. While it might look effortless, achieving that character-filled yet fresh and modern balance is easier said than done, and today’s home tour is a masterclass in how to do it right by the design duo behind Becky Shea Design

 

 

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After renovating and revamping the property built in 1928, Becky and her team added thoughtful details to every square foot (all 10k+ of them), transforming the estate entirely. The result is filled with custom millwork, handmade vanities and flooring, and family heirlooms passed down from generations that make this house a home.

Design: Becky Shea Design | Photography: Sean Litchfield

Making a Grand Entrance

It’s hard to imagine a better way to set the tone for this space than positioning a wine room right off the grand arched entrance. Original flooring, a custom light fixture made of alabaster and leather, and a table belonging to the client’s father ground the space, making it feel equal parts sophisticated and inviting. Who wouldn’t want to entertain friends and exchange gossip over a glass of Pinot Noir in a room like this?

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A Case for a Moody Pool House

As with many complete renovations, the interiors weren’t the only part of this estate that got a significant makeover. The exterior renovations of the property included a pool house (with a spin studio, gym, and spa inside), a new hardscape, a pergola, a pool, and our favorite — the outdoor kitchen.

While a light and bright kitchen may have felt like an obvious choice for this view-centric space, the contrast of the kitchen’s dark windows and wooden cabinetry provides the perfect twist that draws you into the surrounding property.

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A Funky Football Room

Live-sawn oak paneling makes this “football room” the perfect lounge area for any big game. Re-upholstered club chairs belonging to the client’s dad inspired the furnishings and decor, and custom safari rolls with leather straps frame the windows.

While Becky describes this project as a hodge-podge in terms of style, it’s easy to see her expertise in creating a mood from room to room that feels connected but distinct. The home’s cohesive material palette helps balance the mix of styles effortlessly and has us taking notes on blending influences.

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Collectors Grade Speakeasy

When your client has an original island from his uncle’s prohibition liquor store, the only correct choice is to design an iconic in-home speakeasy. Becky and her team refurbished the original millwork behind the glass shelves to display a few favorite bottles and included all the personal details that take this space up a notch. If you look closely, you’ll notice a corkscrew collection with pieces dating back to the 1600s and a photo of the original bar and home to the wooden island relic. There’s no doubt that any drink would taste better when made here.

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BY: ANASTASIA CASEY

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