One House, Two Styles (under contract in 24 hours!)

Well here I am at my new Wordpress blog.  What do you guys think?  Isn't it clean?  I am so pleased with the new look of it.  Now I am just going to have to buckle down and figure out how to work it (easer said than done).  This is my first post in the new space, and I am very excited!

Sheila Gray and Erin Yabroudy got this Morningside home (1696 North Pelham Road) under contract in 24 hours!  This is a testament to two fantastic agents and one amazing house!  The best part about this house is it's two completely different styles.  The main level is a traditional Morningside Tudor home, circa 1929.  There are classical architectural details everywhere.  The terrace level is a hip urban loft.  And how do these two styles go together in one house?  The answer is because of the amazing interior design work of Catherine Wilson of Catherine Wilson Interiors.

I fell in love with it the minute I walked in the front door.  I am such a sucker for arches!


Here is the formal living room, which is to the the right as you walk in the front door.  Isn't that fireplace beautiful?

Same room from the other side.  Don't you love the view into the music room?


If I was at all musically inclined (which I'm not) I could spend hours in this room.

This detail shot is from the living room.  The colors and so soothing and and the cabinet has such rich detailing.


The dining room is to the left of the entryway (across from the living room).


My favorite part about this room is the windows.   I always love to look at windows in older homes.

This is the view of the kitchen from the dining room.  It is so bright.  I love that it is open to both the breakfast area and the family room.  Since some people spend so much time in the kitchen, it's great when it's open to the rest of the house.

Here is the kitchen from the family room.  Wouldn't this be a great place to spend time?


And one more view just because I like this picture.  I also love the art hanging in the breakfast area.  Isn't it happy?

We can't forget to show the wet bar... a very important place in any home!

And here is the family room off the kitchen.  This would be a great place for the kids to hang out while the parents cook.

The family room leads to this fantastic screened-in porch.  I would spend so much time out here!

This is also on the main level.  The family room is to the right and the main hallway is through the glass doors on the left.  On a personal note, this wallpaper is fantastic!  I have been thinking a lot about putting wallpaper in my own home (I know! Right after I got it all finished...) and this would be perfect.

This is the other side of that hall, which I show because I am obsessed with that duck painting!!  Also, you can see that wallpaper really well in this picture.

Now lets go to the terrace level :)  Are you ready for a completely different look?

Isn't this cool?   This room has fantastic elements... the exposed brick wall, the sliding barn doors (remember these), and natural wood beams, and stained concrete floors.

You can see that behind the sliding doors are murphy beds!  That is so perfect for a slumber party!  And in case you didn't really feel like getting out of bed, there is a kitchen right next to you!

Isn't this a great idea?   I love the industrial look, as wella s the sliding barn doors you can see down the hallway.

This is an arts and crafts area!  Isn't this cool?  I would do so much art in this room!

I love these cubbies underneath the stairs!  They are like lockers :)

This is the other side of the stairs.  Great storage space.

And here is the office space.  I love the orange!

Here's  the fire pit in the backyard.  Wouldn't it be great to hang out with all your neighbors and have a glass of wine?  I'm very jealous!

And finally we have the back of the house.  Can you see why it went under contract so fast?  It's very cool.  Catherine Wilson of Catherine Wilson Interiors did a fantastic job.  The new owners are very lucky!

So there we have it.  The first post on the new blog.  Please take a second to leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new space?  I can still make changes if needed.