This interior of a cottage is on a farm estate in Bedford. The farm is now the home of a dear client who has turned to me as her architect for years. She and her family wanted a place to stay while visiting the site that provided comfort and ease, while the larger house was under construction. The cottage is now one of a few buildings on the site that provide accommodation for guests and extended family.

The main room of the cottage is a library which houses a very large collection of books. Symmetrical openings flank the central window. They are on axis to each other and extend the view from the bedroom through the library to a breakfast room with the axis ending on a custom designed china cabinet.

Kitchen combines existing cabinets with a new island.

The Breakfast Room received new cabinets and windows.

A series of monolithic stone slabs connect buildings. They create a meditative path through new perennial gardens within the existing arboretum landscape.


General Contractor: R.C. Torre Construction

Landscape Designer: Providence Design

Photography: Tria Giovan

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