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1850s Cedar shingle cottage gets lovingly restored in New York

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Elizabeth Roberts Architecture has transformed the interiors of this historic cedar-shingle cottage located in the Bellport Village Historic District, New York. The house is made up of the original cedar-shingle cottage constructed in 1850 and the additions that have happened over the last century. The architect purchased this home for her family, which had originally belonged to a Brooklyn-based client.

It was sold to her with the agreement that when she was to remodel this dwelling, that she would respect the spirit of the home. The architect was challenged to bring her own personality into the home while respecting the previous owner’s wishes. This meant finding clever ways to bring natural light into the home while only making cosmetic improvements. No walls were torn down and all original materials were preserved — honoring this home’s past while meeting her $60,000 budget.

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The scope of this project included custom millwork, plumbing fixtures, kitchen appliances, historic mantles, lighting, and furnishings throughout the interior. The finished result is an unfussy house outside of the city — a historic family home with modern yet comfortable furnishings that complement and contrast with the vintage and original elements found throughout the house.

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Above: In the living room, the sofa was sourced from ABC Carpet & Home, while the Foldable chairs are from Kartell by Masayuki Matsukaze, 1979. Grounding this space is a jute rug from Target.

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What We Love: This cedar shingle-style cottage provides a welcoming respite for an architect and her family to get away from city living. The architect did a fabulous job of honoring the past while updating interior spaces to meet the lifestyle needs of family living and entertaining. Overall, the newly updated home features bright and airy living spaces with stylish furnishings, fixtures and beautiful details throughout.

Tell Us: What elements in this home renovation do you like most and what would you change if this were your own home? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to have a look at a couple of other fantastic home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of New York: A contemporary family home gets a stunning facelift in the Hudson Valley and Timeless shingle style home with glorious views of the Long Island Sound.

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In the dining room, built-in millwork runs the length of the room to provide casual seating with storage below. The chandelier above the table is the three-armed Industrial Chandelier from Workstead. The grey Salt Chairs are from Design Within Reach. Original wood paneling, pops of color, and a made-for-outdoor-dining porch and guest barn provide spaces for retreat and socializing.

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The walls and some of the floors in this home are painted in Cloud White OC-130 | Benjamin Moore.

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Above: The sun porch features a sofa purchased from an auction. It was refinished and reupholstered. In the corner, the macramé hanging planter was sourced from CB2.

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Above: The dining area of the screened porch features a Knotty Bubbles chandelier by Lindsey Adelman.

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Above: The sun porch boasts refreshing views out to the backyard swimming pool.

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Above: In the kitchen, the cabinets are oak, salvaged from an old pharmacy. The Dalfred stools were sourced from Ikea.

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Above: The industrial pendant lights over the island are HEKTAR Series from IKEA.

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Above: There is a mix of walnut and white marble for the countertops in this kitchen.

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Above: The sink skirt was custom fabricated from a vintage Guatemalan textile.

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Above: An original window in the kitchen provides a glimpse into the living room.

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Above: The entryway of this family beach home features the same salvaged oak wood as the kitchen.

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Above: In the main bedroom, the bed is the GJÖRA bed frame in birch from IKEA.

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Above: The architect designed the Shaker peg rails on the wall of the bedroom.

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Above: In the upstairs bathroom, the dark blue cabinet is from IKEA. The floors are painted in Stormy Monday 2112-50 | Benjamin Moore. The seven-foot-long porcelain bathtub is 100 years old and the designer opted to preserve it, despite not having enough room to add a separate shower.

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Above: In the architect’s son’s room, the beds are original to the home, left by the previous owner. On top of the beds, the colorful striped blankets are Alpaca Throw Blankets handmade in Bolivia and sourced from L’Aviva Home.

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Above: The red barn at the front of the home features overnight accommodations for guests.

PHOTOGRAPHER Dustin Aksland and Eric Striffler

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