Decorating & Design

May 13, 2013

Gorgeous Greek Revival

Want to escape on a Monday morning? Make yourself a cup of tea (or coffee), grab a little snack and follow me to an absolutely stunning home in upstate New York.

Here’s the Gil Schafer-designed Greek Revival masterpiece in its Warren Byrd-landscaped setting, complete with views of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley. The young trees in front are the only sign this home was built in 2006, instead of centuries ago.

And here are the interiors by Miles Redd. Take a sip of your warm beverage of choice, then, take a moment to savour not just the curve of this entry staircase, but that slender gold key sticking out of the lock.

The kitchen is a little more farmhouse than formal, with a weather-beaten table, beadboard panelling and rough-hewn exposed ceiling beams. A white subway tile backsplash is a nice modern hit, but I like that it’s confined to the stove area, so its shininess doesn’t take over the room.

Opposite the kitchen is this cosy family room, where plaid curtains and a live-edge side table remind us that this is upstate New York.

Teal drapes and mustard leather are carried in from the foyer, but a leafy green takes over in the living room. The fireplace is matched by one at the other end of the room; the tiger-stripe and ikat pillows are, in my opinion, matchless.

I wish this shot was angled just a little to the right, so we could get a better view of that window seat right next to the built-in bookcase. The heavy maroon valances are a little too trad for my taste, but I’d still happily be a guest in this bedroom — or any of the other four.

What do you think? If you had $10 million, would you pack your things and head for the Hudson Valley?

For more on Miles Redd, view a gallery of his interiors.

Photo credits:
1-6. Houlihan Lawrence