We upgraded all of the systems, and I convinced the owners to open several of the doorways, but it was essentially a renovation within the footprint. There was a question of whether or not to paint over the dark woodwork, so we had a restoration specialist take a look. He was fine with repainting most of it, but in the small back stairwell, he discovered a banister and handrail that are even older than this almost 300-year-old house. He told us flat out we could not paint them.
In a spacious design that would be perfect for roommates, this three bedroom house includes private baths for each room and a separate guest bath in the front hall. Outdoor lounging areas complete this modern, luxurious layout.
And don’t think you can’t experiment with color combinations if you’re tending towards Scandinavian design. Black, white, yellow, and bright teal might be a surprising set but they work together here.
Painted in a Benjamin Moore blue, the card room in designer Alessandra Branca’s Bahamas vacation home includes photographs by Tema Stauffer and Jonathan Lewis and a table by Jayson Home.