Houston engineer creates her dream home in country
May 9, 2016 - table lamp
On a two-lane highway off Texas 105, Lauren Prestridge has built a residence of her dreams.
The charcoal-gray two-story in Cleveland, that Prestridge designed inside and out, is full of contrasts. It’s a modern-day farmhouse that offers a brew of industrial sum and desirable antiques, friendly corners and wide-open spaces.
“I had been forgetful about this place forever,” says Prestridge, a principal interior engineer for Mark W. Todd Architects. She and her husband, Will Prestridge, a Houston firefighter, bought a skill 5 or 6 years before they started building. While they rented a residence with their dual daughters, now 9 and 6, Prestridge drew a plans, adding in each fact she’d ever wanted a residence to have.
“Because it was a country, we indispensable it to be a farmhouse,” Prestridge says, though she also wanted complicated touches and an “urban vibe” churned in with a native details.
That brew of new and old, city and nation can be speckled in each room. The kitchen penetrate is farmhouse style, though it’s done of immaculate steel. The kitchen backsplash and showering walls are lonesome with normal white potion transport tile – though it’s laid straight, not in section formation, to demeanour some-more contemporary.
The home has 3 bedrooms and 2,170 block feet of vital space.
“We wanted it to be gentle though still small,” she says. “We didn’t wish anything large that we couldn’t take caring of once a kids are gone.”
She didn’t rubbish space on hallways; a usually aegis between spaces is a tiny foyer that leads to a master bedroom. The kitchen, dining area and vital room all upsurge together as one space, and only off a open kitchen, a potion accordion doorway can overlay behind to open adult a residence to a outside.
Throughout, Prestridge has flashy with a multiple of new equipment and antiques, many of them family heirlooms. There’s a story behind scarcely each block of furniture. The complicated wooden kitchen list is a history-rich hand-me-down from Will Prestridge’s family. The freestanding cylinder in a girls’ shower has been refinished to demeanour new, though during one time, Prestridge says, “horses drank out of it.” And a vital room’s midcentury credenza is something Prestridge speckled for sale on a side of a road. “I told my husband, ‘Stop a truck!’ ” she says. At $20, a complicated wooden block was a steal.
In a master bedroom, an aged Singer sewing appurtenance serves as a nightstand. The master bath’s showering is an antique smorgasboard Prestridge embellished white and surfaced with Calacatta Gold marble. And in a vital room, Prestridge has offset dual immature potion Hollywood Regency lamps – a find from her great-aunt’s integument – with a contemporary building flare from West Elm.
A wooden quarter-turn staircase leads to a second building and a girls’ dual bedrooms. At a bottom of a stairs is a Victorian newel post, an ornately forged block that was salvaged from an aged residence in Houston. Its loftiness is countered by a elementary petrify floors, that give a categorical vital spaces an industrial feel.
The home’s walls, ceilings and trim are all embellished a same shade of white, though a interior doors are a same colourless as a exterior. In a vital room, a extended colourless ribbon slices opposite a wall, branch neatly down toward a building on one end. The edges are imprecise, creation a ribbon seem a small fuzzy. “I wanted it to demeanour like a pencil corner – like an architectural sketch with a pencil edge,” Prestridge says.
The residence has room to breathe on some-more than 2 acres of land, and a pool sparkles in a backyard. “We positively adore entrance home,” Prestridge says.