Nestled in the woods of Ipswich, this charming home had enough space for the family of four but the layout of some of the rooms wasn’t working and the interior details were dated. The homeowner wanted to give the home a rustic interior character reminiscent of a farmhouse to complement the wooded backyard. The pantry features a painted barn door, slate floors, and custom shelving with a wood countertop. The powder bath has a new reclaimed wood vanity with custom vessel soapstone sink, and wide board paneling around the room. In the master bath, salvaged beams and shiplap paneling continue the farmhouse theme.
The homeowner also desired additional storage and an additional garage for their hip vintage convertible. We looked to the New England architectural vernacular to design a clapboard and cedar shingled barn. Large sliding carriage doors, square casement windows, and gooseneck lights add to the look. The simple roofline is topped with a custom louvered cupola, which looks striking against the bright blue sky.