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English Country

― Historic Revival ―

Our Clients

An established Brookhaven family with deep ties to the community who value the historic significance of their home.

Their Desire

To make important changes to the house taking their entertainment style into account, including authentic new features to match their personalities. The extensive property offers the opportunity to create a long-term plan for expansion as the renovation proceeds. They're excited to continue exploring its full potential. Stay tuned for more!

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English Country

― Historic Revival ―

Our Clients

An established Brookhaven family with deep ties to the community who value the historic significance of their home.

Their Desire

To make important changes to the house taking their entertainment style into account, including authentic new features to match their personalities. The extensive property offers the opportunity to create a long-term plan for expansion as the renovation proceeds. They're excited to continue exploring its full potential. Stay tuned for more!

Our Solution


We revamped the home's layout to flow more easily for the family of five, and carefully modified it to create a more contemporary look throughout while carefully preserving the historic integrity of this lovely home.

english country full shot of kitchen
english country kitchen island viewed through hallway arch
english country kitchen island

The existing 90's kitchen was beautifully reminiscent of an English Country home, however to reflect the new owners' personalities, we chose to maintain its efficient layout while lightening it to create a bright, airy room. For a more tailored look, we removed carved moldings and refinished stained cabinets with fresh white paint. A custom range hood was designed as a focal point and finished off with a timeless glazed backsplash.

english country dining room with preserved wallpaper

Sometimes it's more important to know what not to change in a historic home! We advised our clients to save this exquisite hand-painted wallpaper in the dining room. It became a cornerstone of the design for the rest of the room.

english country closeup of preserved wallpaper
english country closeup of preserved wallpaper
english country original staircase

We kept the original faux finish in tact on the decorative stringer of this graceful walnut stairway to preserve the sculptural form of the spiral stain.

english country stairwell birdseye view

The built-ins in this elegant room were reworked to accommodate the owners' storage and entertainment needs by turning one side into a Dry Bar and enclosing both of them with custom mirrored doors. In a later project, we transformed a rarely used space into a charming Full Bar — take a look here.

english country built-ins

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Kerry VandenHeuvel

kerry [at] kvhdesign [dot] com
404.822.7910