Recently, I came across a historic Southampton cottage that’s been through a full restoration. I love how they kept a nice mix of warm, cozy spaces while creating plenty of bright/airy rooms, as well. This home really shows it doesn’t have to be one way or the other.
Notice the eyebrow arched window there on the front. That’s the master bedroom and wait until you see it!
Even though they kept the warmth of the wood walls and beams in this room (and I’m so glad they did!) the room feels warm and cozy without feeling dark.
This house has 6 fireplaces! Wish they still put that many fireplaces in homes being built today. We may not use or need them all in this day and time, but it sure would be fun to have so many mantels to decorate.
The kitchen is just the way I love my kitchens, lots of white cabinetry and a wonderful mix of marble and butcher block for the countertops and the island.
Love the table so close by…harkens back to the way kitchens used to have a table right there in the kitchen itself. Notice the painted floors. I love how they look in this space but I also think this kitchen would be pretty with natural/stained wood flooring.
A cozy spot for dining in front of the fire…
Off the other end of the kitchen we see a cozy hearth room.
It’s really more of a sunroom with all the windows surrounding it, isn’t it? I really love the mix in this home of painted rooms and rooms left with their natural stained/wood walls and ceilings. You get the best of both worlds!
Such a great space to spend a cool fall evening in front of the fire. That oriental rug is perfect in this spot!
Here’s the room where we saw the eyebrow arched window. Notice there are two, one on either side. Lots of fabulous windows for taking in the views. Might be a little hard to sleep in late in this beautiful, light-filled space but it’s a small price to pay for this lovely room.
A cottage bath with a tub for long soaking baths.
Another bedroom in the home…very different from the master, isn’t it?
Another space for gathering in front of the fire…
Beautiful area for entertaining out back.
You’ll find additional photos of this home where I found these here: Historic Restoration of a Southampton Cottage
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