If you have had enough snow this year to last a lifetime, perhaps the photo above will give you hope that spring and summer will one day come again. That beautiful home is a “summer cottage” in Southampton designed by John B. Murray. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of his work today. It is truly traditional design at its finest.
His firm is located in New York, and much of their work is there -
from brownstones with kitchens like this one…
to farmhouses with charming bedrooms like the one below.
They have also done many homes in the Hamptons, like this one…
with its beautiful kitchen.
As I am sure you can tell from the photos, much of the work of this firm is classically styled. They work closely with their client to create a home with a “sense of place.” Here is one in Connecticut that I just love.
Here is another view of its exterior.
Care to take a peek inside?
The attention to detail is just amazing.
That home has been published in several periodicals including New York Space, New Old House, and Connecticut Cottages and Gardens. Here is another home in Connecticut from their design boards.
I love the simple but timeless style of the garage.And what a wonderful place by the pool!
John B. Murray worked for a number of years with the prestigious firm of Ferguson Murray and Shamamian before starting his own firm in 1997. That firm was also known for its classically designed interiors. I mentioned that John B. Murray’s architectural firm is located in New York, but would you believe they designed a home in Sea Island, Georgia? It’s true. The style fits perfectly with the architecture of the island.
the kitchen…the children’s bedroom
and one of the guest bedrooms.
You can see evidence of colonial influence in the rooms above, but I prefer their rooms that have a little less of that style…like this summer cottage.
Here is the exterior that goes with those rooms.
As gorgeous as that one is, there is still one more home that I actually like even better than that one. (Hard to believe, right?) My favorite is a home they designed on the Hudson River. It was featured last year in the Spring-Summer issue of New Old House. See what you think.
the master bath…
and the best of them all…the porch with a pergola. Doesn’t that look like the most relaxing space ever?
I hope you have enjoyed seeing these gracious rooms from John B.Murray. All of the photos came from his website, and there are many many more rooms to see there if you have time to peruse them.
Thanks for visiting here today!
until next time…