MSR Design completed the renovation of Private Estate (several properties with strong rustic elements). Located in the rural lands of Pennsylvania, the main residence which dates back to the 19th century, has “suffered” some transformations, becoming more modern and comfortable. The authentic feel was kept, for this was the client’s wish. The idea was to bring more of the outdoor inside the house and to open up the interior to the exterior spaces. In other words, a dialogue between these two environments was established, in order to create a harmonious living space. “Encompassing 14 buildings, the estate includes a main house with an orangerie, an adjacent yoga studio, three guesthouses, a dining hall with a commercial kitchen, barns (including a milking parlor, cheese processing facility, and cheese caves) and various agricultural buildings, greenhouses, gardens, and orchards.”
The back of the main house accommodates a green courtyard with a stone-paved alley and a variety of trees and plants. Floor-to-ceiling windows and roof openings bathe the interior in natural light. The unpretentious raw walls and the traditional stone cladding contrast with some of the modern finishings. The furniture is also shabby chic, specially chosen to create a unitary living environment. There are a couple of interesting elements of décor: such as “the green wall” (entirely made of plants), panels of rust (for an edgy effect) and a royal-like bathroom. An illusive contradiction of styles that work so, so well together!
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