Monday, September 20, 2010

Victoria Hagan kitchen: the rest of the house

On a post from a few weeks ago, I asked whether any of my readers knew more about the house that contains the Victoria Hagan designed kitchen.  Sure enough, one of my readers knew the architect (Oscar Shamamian)…and after a few simple google searches, I discovered that this kitchen that has been featured so many times on my blog was actually part of a feature from Architectural Digest, October 2005.

It came as no surprise to learn that the house is in Nantucket – the clean crisp style of the kitchen, with its overall casual vibe, seems so appropriate for Nantucket.

A picture of the house from the architect’s website.  The AD article says that this house was designed to be about family and Nantucket and the goal with both the architecture and the decor was to be understated, elegant but informal.  The architectural firm that designed the house is Ferguson & Shamamian, who are known for their “rigorous Neoclassicism”.  The house is described as a “shingle style structure, with gambrel roofs”. (Source)

The AD article chose this view of the front facade of the house, which gives a good perspective on the front wings of the house.  I have seen quite a few new homes in Atlanta recently that have two front wings, making a courtyard, but the homes I have seen typically have a motor court in the front and the wings house garages on either side.

The rear of this house features magnificent views of the harbor.

There is also a pool, which I assume is tucked to the side.

This is an iconic Victoria Hagan picture, and is a beautiful representation of her style.   I had no idea that it came from the same house as ‘the kitchen’!

The other side of the room – interesting that this room was published in 2005 (so probably was decorated a few years before that), and we see a similar light fixture to what Restoration Hardware has recently started offering…5 years later.

Another view of the room.

I have a fondness for view that extend through multiple rooms. These doors aren’t perfectly lined up, but they give a good feel for the expanse of the house. Image via Ferguson & Shamaian.

One of the bedrooms, this one so perfectly coastal New England with the shiplap siding on the walls,  blue and white color scheme, and the starfish as a design element on the wall shelf. Image via Ferguson & Shamaian.

Another bedroom in the house, also decorated in calm and neutral grays and whites.  Note the lights on the ceiling, a charming alternative to can lights.  Image via Ferguson & Shamaian.

This vignette is wonderful – a dressing room with a closet attached, and full length mirrors flanking the door.  I love the dressers that are positioned under the window, and would love to see the rest of the room given that I have been researching closet configurations.

A small study.

A charming landing whose roofline conforms to the shape of the dormers.  I am fascinated by all of the paneling in this house, which normally I associate with a formal style of architecture, and yet is seems tailored but not overly formal in this setting. 

The dining room has the same tailored and crisp feel – the paneled walls are used here too, but the overall feel of the room is not formal.

I am a big fan of a well designed bathroom, and this one is quite beautiful.  It is clean and spare, airy and spacious.  I am intrigued by the cabinets built into the wall on either side of the tub.  Image via Architectural Digest. 

Victoria Hagan has a much anticipated book coming out on October 12, titled Interior Portraits.  It is the first book to capture her design history, and I am looking forward to seeing more of her work.  To pre-order the book, click here.

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  1. This rates 100% on my personal taste scale. Painted, un-fancy paneling seems big at the beach even in the modest houses, even in the un-air-conditioned shacks we've stayed in. Survives the damp better I guess. The gambrel roof is as pretty on the inside as on the outside. Outside it grounds the house, make it more human scaled than an ordianry 2-story. I'll take one of these in the north for the summer and one in the south for the winters please.

  2. Beautiful, sophisticated without being stuffy. A great place for a nice vacation!

  3. You did a beautiful post on this house and I love Victoria's work. But if I may, I live in New England and nobody here would put shiplap in their home but we do in our barns. Shiplap inside the house is mainly used on the islands. Great job finding the whole house it was wonderful to see.

  4. Acquired Objects, thank you for the observation. I grew up in New England, and I agree that I never really saw shiplap in the homes! It does seem appropriate to Nantucket, though. Shiplap is appearing all over the place in Atlanta renovations and new construction, interestingly. Personally, I am not a fan.

  5. Love knowing about the architect behind the house. Their portfolio is amazing.

  6. I've always really loved that room - thanks so much for posting about the rest of the house. Of course, it's as stylish and gorgeous as I imagined. Just lovely. K xx

  7. What a gorgeous house with a magnificent harbor view. Thanks for sharing the rest of the story...

  8. Thanks for sharing. I will add the book to my wish list!
    Have a nice evening.

  9. Oh what an eye candy!thanks for sharing and a very happy week~DEepali

  10. This is a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing.

  11. wow that home is stunning, beautiful. 5yrs old? can't tell!

  12. This was a wonderful tour. The bathroom is simply perfect and I would bet there is additional storage cabinets beyond the sinks!

  13. This is one of my favourite homes and I had no idea all these rooms were from the same house. Thank you for tracking it down. I will definitely keep it on file. Sally-Ann

  14. Same here - I have several of these pictures in my inspiration folder, but had no idea they were from the same house. I love making the connection, thanks!

  15. http://kat-kathleenjackson.blogspot.com/

    What a beautiful home. Love the simplicity of the decor. I have that kitchen in my inspiration file and have referred to it several times during our kitchen reno.

  16. What a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  17. Wow, what a beautiful home!! Especially love the paneling and the coffered ceilings -- such great architectural details. And the blue and white bedroom with the starfish is so charming :-)


  18. I've been wondering how to trim out gabled ceilings, the last photo of the bath helped. It appears moldings aren't going all the way to ceiling, and I love how instead moldings go around the room at window height. Great option!

  19. Looks like the perfect house! I am ready to move in.

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  21. Holly,

    Thank you for sharing so many images of Victoria's elegant, yet understated design work.Love this home

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  22. The paneling is great and the decor is beautiful and timeless. The expansive house with a cozy den - I know where I'd be hanging out!

  23. Beautiful post! I love that house, I will head over to the architects website to see what other gorgeous spaces he's built. I just finished my post on my friend's beautiful Bobby McAlpine house. Its a stunner, come on over.

  24. Simple and gorgeous. I tore this home out of that AD and sigh every time I see it; every room is 'home' to me. Thanks for rekindling my adoration! tIO x

  25. I let my AD subscription run out for many years (renewed it last year, and am hoping that M. Russell will improve it because I threw away most issues - there was very little I liked enough to save). So, seeing this house online was like seeing a brand new article! I love putting together all of the pieces of the puzzle - the house, the interiors, the landscape.

  26. What is not to love about this house? I'd be hard pressed to find anything at all.

  27. This is a great timeless house. Thanks for reminding me of it. I love the dining room: it has presence without being too stiff.

  28. Holly,

    I always enjoy reading your blog. Love these house photos. I could move right in, just beautiful.

  29. Hi Holly,
    My husband and I have almost completed building our home and this kitchen combines so many of our favorite elements (white, glass-front cabinets, soapstone - at least, I think it's soapstone) - In the end, we stained our ceiling a medium honey tone instead of going with the high-gloss white paint. Our windows face east and I was afraid that the southern morning light would be too strong for such a reflective paint. Hope we made the right choice - the glossy white is very striking and unusual.

    Thanks for sharing so generously your building/decision making experience. It's fun to be along for the ride.

  30. What a wonderful beautiful home!!! I'm so glad you were able to find the architect, gorgeous rooms!
    Take care

  31. I now feel badly that I didn't write to tell you - I know this house well (from publication only). It is in my files for dream house inspiration, although I would be asking for trouble with white furniture (even slipcovered). I have always loved Ferguson and Shamamian's work - they have done several projects with Bunny Williams also.

  32. I too posted this fab beach house last year!
    Great minds so different and so alike :-)
    xo xo

  33. Beautiful place for a nice vacation getaway!

  34. Absolute perfection! The bathroom is amazing!

  35. What a delightful place! Especially love the light fixtures in the kitchen!

  36. Oscar is a favorite architect, he does amazing work and his attention to detail and design are unparalled. I had the great pleasure of working with him and his firm on several houses when I was with Michael Smith.

  37. Holly,

    I love this house and I'm thrilled to know who designed such wonderful rooms. It will be fun to see her book. Thanks for the information.

  38. I would have to say the kitchen is my favorite of all of the 'white'. The practical side of me would not want all of the white tile in the bathroom especially the floor (since I am the housekeeper!)

  39. Hello, new follower on your blog and thoroughly enjoyed this post. thank you for sharing this lovely property with us! regards, Colette

  40. Wow, this home tour is incredible. I can't even pick a favorite room. It is classy, elegant, but inviting at the same time! So the only question is, when can I move in??

  41. I loved seeing th erest of the house! The moulding detail was fabulous - not too overdone. Great post!

  42. I love that you were able to track down this amazing house and post a full tour here! A classic beauty through and through..this whole house is going right into my "someday" files!

  43. What a great coincidence that you wrote this. I was trying to convince my husband that a house we are looking at here in NC resembles a New England style home. The mention of two wings is what convinced him. I've also been curious about Hagan's new book, its on my wish list at Amazon.

  44. hi Holly- I worked for her while I was in design school which was an amazing experience. Her style and taste in wonderful, great feature. Did you get my email? Hope all is well.

  45. other than wanting to throw those starfish back in the ocean, everything is perfect.

  46. Hi, Do you by any chance know what white's Victoria Hagan uses not the walls and trim and wood paneling? Thanks!


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