Idyllic Hilltop Location
The 1929 farmhouse sits just above the road, so the primary entrance and outdoor living space are out back.
Read the full story on this charming farmhouse remodel.
Comfortable Living Room
The house’s gentle update included new living room built-ins and crown molding. Vintage furnishings, waxed floorboards, and a muted palette add to the coziness.
Paint: Farrow & Ball’s French Gray (walls and trim)
Lots of Light
New French doors invite daylight to flow through the den and the living room. Pocket doors between the rooms slide closed for sound control.
Paint: Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe (pocket doors)
Traffic circulates through to the center hall and stairs.
Casual Dining Room
Easygoing furnishings in the dining room set the stage for family meals.
Rafe Churchill and Heide Hendricks, with Rufus, 9, and Hollis, 12, gather in the sunroom addition.
Paint: Farrow & Ball’s Hay (sunroom walls and trim)
The owners revived the kitchen’s spirits with vintage-look custom cabinets painted in a warm neutral, a worktable island, and a band of bold blue-gray paint.
Paint: Farrow & Ball’s Shaded White and Down Pipe (walls) and Hardwick White (cabinets and trim)
Rug: Elizabeth Eakins
Large Walk-in Pantry
Open pantry shelves keep supplies handy.
Back Door Catchall
The snug new mudroom has terrific views framed by blue-gray windows, edge-bead paneling, a sturdy brick floor, and a daybed nabbed at an antiques store in Millerton, New York.
Paint: Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe (windows)
The new back porch and windowed mudroom take advantage of the best views from the house.
Bright Pink Girl’s Room
Hollis has an arched canopy bed complemented by a bold patterned accent wall.
Wallpaper: Marcel Wanders
Throws: Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
Cozy Master Bedroom
Pale neutrals, rich jewel tones, and a mix of textures warm up the master bedroom.
Paint: Farrow & Ball’s Light Blue
The master bath’s painted pedestal tub is set off by deep-yellow walls.
Paint: Farrow & Ball’s Gervase Yellow
Blue-Painted Boys Room
Twin brass beds in Rufus’s room are perfect for sleepovers.
Paint: Farrow & Ball’s Stone Blue (walls), Down Pipe (open shelves), and Shaded White (trim)
Wallpaper: Cole & Son