Doesn’t that elm tree above just take your breath away?? Normally, I notice a beautiful traditional white house with black shutters, but when I saw this photo years ago it was the tree that caught my eye. For those of you still in the land of frigid temperatures and snow, I hope it gives you hope that spring will arrive one day soon.
Here is the front view of that same home with more of those glorious trees.
This home was a renovation project completed by the very talented design firm of Sawyer Berson. The company, located in New York, was founded in 1999 by Brian Sawyer and John Berson. Their belief in high quality and attention to detail shines through in all of their work. Take a look at the before photo of the back yard with that elm tree and swimming pool.
The changes are amazing; aren’t they? When I mentioned their high quality work and attention to detail, I truly meant all that they create. Not only do they do architectural and interior design, but they also do landscape design. The term multidisciplinary is a perfect word for the philosophy of the Sawyer Berson firm. The drastic improvements in the outdoor space above are great examples of this.
Would you care to take a peek at the interior?
When they were designing the dining room, they added a narrow shelf to hold the owner’s collection of black and white photography. The shelf alone was a great detail, but I want you to also note the detail in the paneling in the room. The white interior spaces are somewhat understated to allow the architectural elements to draw your eye. Even the rugs are understated to play off those wonderful wood floors.
And one more exterior view for you. The home previously had a balcony (accessible only through windows!), but its spindles were changed to the farm rail style in the renovation, and french doors were added for easy access.
Here is another restoration project that Sawyer Berson did in East Hampton. Again, this was an all encompassing project – exterior, interior, and landscape design work.
My favorite of the homes in their portfolio of work is the following one in East Hampton. Doesn’t it remind you of the home from the movie, Something’s Gotta Give?
I could move right into this room with that unbelievable view.
And isn’t this tiny sleeping nook precious and a beautiful use of the space?!
Here is the kitchen as featured on the Sawyer Berson website.
And this is another view of it on the John Hummel builder’s site.
Take a look at two different photos of the butler’s pantry in the house.
I have shown you a few of their traditional projects, but their range of work extends from modern homes to urban townhomes to Vera Wang’s latest boutique and even to gardens on rooftops in New York City and in New Orleans.
I hope you will visit their site to see more of their variety of work (especially that garden above.) I think you will enjoy it.
Until next time…