Friday, April 1, 2011

Gorgeous Stone Shingle Style Home

Oak hill front

I have always loved the charm of shingle style homes. I love the curving architecture and the all the extraordinary details.

Oakhill EXT 1

When the homeowners wanted to renovate this 1900’s spectacular home, they called on the great talents of Andrew Reck of Oak Hill Architects.


Let’s have a look inside. The house was formerly owned by celebrity chef Todd English, who installed the stone pizza oven in the kitchen. What a wonderful luxury. Notice the thick chunky legs of the center island. I love the heft and country feel they bring to the kitchen.


Interior Designer, Keith Frederick did a beautiful job with the interiors. I adore this built in banquette. The beautiful shade of blue painted on the back wall of the bookcases is a stunning backdrop to the ironstone. To the right is the transition to living room.

Oakhill 4

Perhaps my favorite feature of this house is the curved Bath. The tile floor is amazing. I also love when architects thoughtfully place windows beside mirror in Baths. The natural light is much more flattering on your face when you are getting ready. The vanity is gorgeous!

Oakhill 5

The Library above is truly a work of art! Notice the woodwork and the curved window wells.

Oakhill 6

Here is a closer view of the Library. Notice the period windows with diamond mullions on the upper half. The woodwork and details in this room are outstanding.

Oakhill EXT 2

Readers, isn’t this house such a beautiful restoration?? To read more about design and details of this house click HERE. To see more photos and learn more about the exceptional talents of Andrew Reck and Oak Hill Architects click HERE.

(all photos Oak Hill Architects)


  1. This house is BREATHtaking!!! Oh dear, I would so love to live in a house like that!

  2. I have always loved stone houses and this one is amazing. Love that curved bath as well but it's that library that gets me!

  3. What a beautiful home, thank you for sharing.

  4. Incredibly beautiful home with lots of character and that is an understatement.
    The architecural detailing is well thought out and sensitively done.That is why you need architects and interior designers to make a statement like this.

  5. Attention to detail with interiors and architecture of the home is amazing. BREATHtaking as rose water said, above.

    Alas, the landscape. Bless their heart.

    Circa 1980 foundation plantings/lawn. Ties the house to an odd moment in time.

    Landscape & interior of this home are not connected in style, execution, intellect or wit.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

    aka, Puppet Barbuda, Landscape Design Critic.

  6. This house is gorgeous.The attention to the detail and trim is incredible, and it's in the perfect setting. Now my moving van just needs to roll up out front.

  7. *** I think I would buy this JUST for the EXterior alone!!! I am so smitten with it!!!...

    Linda in AZ *

  8. Gina,
    This is a beautiful house! The exterior as the interior! I love all the wood that is used in the house! Very very cozy!
    Have a great weekend!
    PS Thank you so much for your sweet comment on our orangery redo!

  9. Really interesting house...sort of a variety of styles but very pretty!

    xo kelley

  10. Ooooh! I love it! I actually have those counter stools and I had forgotten about them until now!
    Please come visit my post on my most recent shelter pet in need and enter my GIVEAWAY!


  11. wow what an amazingly detailed house. it's huge but looks still like a family home. beautiful!

  12. Wow! nice house! I like the art and the every details of the house. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Ooooh what a beaut! Loving that little corner fireplace in the kitchen...

  14. Absolutely beautiful, most have cost a fortune! Worth every penny if you ask me.

  15. Very beautiful home,


  16. Hi Gina!
    Just the outside of this house alone is stunning with the curved rooof and the details. I love the kitchen......Amazing job.Maryanne xo

  17. Thank you so much for posting this beautiful home! I'm putting it on my Favorites list!!! I'm a follower and have you on my side bar!! I love your blog!! Thanks again for the eye candy, kathee

  18. Gorgeous the charm of stone!! Hope you've had a great weekend!!

  19. Wow, this is wonderful home with loads of charm.

  20. Hi Gina~
    Love the exterior of this house.
    Hope you are doing wonderful!

  21. Gina,

    I think this house is just perfect! It's perfect inside-out!

    Definitely one of my favorites I've seen lately.

    I hope you have an amazing week! :-)


    Luciane at

  22. This is a beautiful home. I love the pizza oven!

  23. Gina,

    If it was my home, I would sit in a lounge chair in that yard all day long and just stare at the architecture. Divine!

    Warm hugs,


    P.S I nearly called today, expect a call tomorrow.

  24. I just found your blog. It is a lovely place to visit. Your photos are stunning. Have a great day.

  25. So pretty! It's nice to see all the architectural (interior) details in a new home. The woodworking is amazing!
    Love it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  26. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous home. Every picture is full of eye candy. I think I started drooling a little bit during the read - ha!

  27. Beautiful!! I actually have the exterior of this house in my files!!

  28. The kitchen designer from this house this has more photos on her website:
    She also has a (slow to download) PDF file of a magazine article about it:

  29. The Enchanted home sent me over with a link on her blog. What a delightful post.

  30. Coming from Enchanted HOme~truly a great looking house! Loved that kitchen and the circular banquette. The exterior is exquisite!

  31. Tina was right....awesome post! i live right outside of Boston. Tina included one of my posts, too...isn't she the sweetest? I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by sometime. Very excited to get to know your blog!

  32. I envy you for having such beautiful place.


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