The project started as an update of the main living areas, plus a two-story bump-out to one side of the house that would accommodate a master bedroom and sunroom/library/office. Then, when structural issues were uncovered, it snowballed into a complete renovation. “In the end,” laughs Lance, “it was in essence a teardown—we just did it on the inside.”
The living room layout remained the same, but larger, more energy-efficient windows replaced their drafty predecessors—adding a real comfort factor for Lance. “It’s nice to be able to read the Sunday paper there without having it flapping in the breeze,” he jokes.
In fact, the flow of the living room stayed more the same than anyone originally intended. “It was funny,” says interior designer Michael Cox. “We probably drew up 10 different furniture arrangements for the living room, but we ended up using the exact same arrangement the family had long enjoyed.”
Sofa with leather trim (“Chilton Sofa’’ #223-02): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, rlhome.polo.com.
Sofa fabric (“Sanderling’’/Dune #SNG1): Peter Fasano Ltd., 413/528-6872, peterfasano.com, trade only. Available through John Rosselli & Assoc., 212/593-2060, trade only.
Leather piping: Global Leathers, 212/244-5190, globalleathers.com.
Pillow fabric (“Jezira’’ #JEZI-02, Jellabee Collection by Malabar): Hines & Co., 800/996-9607, trade only.
Wicker chair by sofa (“Barrymore Chair’’ #311-03): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674.
Fabric on wicker chair (“Broken Stripe’’/Smoke, by Christopher Farr): A.M. Collections, 212/207-8746, christopherfarrcloth.com, trade only.
Coffee table (#FNCT-CS-001): Mecox Gardens, 212/249-5301, mecoxgardens.com.
Table-skirt fabric: Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com, trade only.
Table lamp (“The Saladino Lamp’’): John Saladino, 212/684-3720, saladinostyle.com, trade only.
Etching (Boy in a Boat by Francis Chapin): owner’s collection.
Round table: Ballard Designs, 800/536-7551, ballarddesigns.com.
Bisque-colored lamp (antique); white club chair: owner’s collection.
Chair fabric (linen #10003-01 by Christian Liaigre): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
Wood table (by Paul Ebbitts): Foley & Cox Interiors Inc., 212/529-5800.
Sofa: owner’s collection.
Sofa fabric (“Pembroke’’/Cascade #92522-12): Rogers & Goffigon Ltd., 212/888-3242, trade only.
Carpet: A.M. Collections, 212/207-8746, trade only.
Drapery (#P397-21, in Striped Oyster): Libeco-Lagae, libecohomestores.com.
Drapery fabrication: Martin Albert Interiors,, 212/673-8000.
Paint (“Calm’’ #OC-22): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.