IWI created an updated country home in Bucks County, PA from a 1900 farmhouse. The historic structure - the inner construction of the original home is made of decommissioned barge boards from Delaware Canal boats - saw a complete one-year makeover that involved removing and reworking all surfaces of the house, from each fireplace and wall to the floors and ceilings. We also took off an enclosed front porch and created a late-Victorian mahogany porch, designing it as an outdoor room.
The kitchen is a show-stopper with a verde laguna marble focus wall behind the gourmet range and contrasting granite backsplashes and countertops. Travertine marble floors in both the kitchen and step-down dining room provide contrast and texture to the wide-plank, beveled, wire-brushed antique white oak living room floor.
The living room features a Venetian plaster treatment on both walls and ceilings. Antiques and mid-century furniture form an eclectic mix that underscores the comfort and sophistication of this rural retreat.
Two small front bedrooms were turned into a master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and en-suite bath. Irwin created a tray ceiling in the bedroom by carving out unused attic space, and the ceiling in the master bath dramatically follows the roofline, soaring to an impossible height.