The Colonial

When our clients came to us with the idea of a saltbox colonial style home, we worked hard to meet their vision.  The obvious part of the design we new to start with was symmetry.  Colonial style homes normally have a square shape with the door located exactly centered and the same number of windows perfectly on each side.  The client new what style of colonial they were were in visualizing.  They new they wanted elaborate details on the mantle, entryway and molding.  

The exterior was picked out with white painted boards with accents of schoolhouse brick.  The windows were Pella architect series with wooden grilles inside and outside.  The clients wanted to be as true to the period of time but with today’s use of material.  The great room has a fireplace with built ins on either side.  The built ins have a ladder rail and a ladder for higher shelves.  The doors of the built ins are caned.  The ladder moves on to the kitchen with the rail also across the top and useful for higher cabinet storage.  The interior doors needed to be mortise so it can relate back to earlier centuries. 

The paint colors are low key and saturated shades are also part of the palette.  The plumbing was also a different approach, clients wanted more exposed piping.  Like most colonials all the bedrooms are upstairs.  This home in particular chose to add a space in the attic for a kids play room.  Making this a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a bonus room.  Each of the closets are decorated in vintage wallpaper and oil rubbed bronze hardware.  The tub in the bathroom was a cast iron tub.  Slattery Builders had so much fun seeing this project come together as much as the clients did.  We work hard at what we do and love what we do.  No project to big or to small.