The Simply Luxurious Life®: Ask for What you Want  

June 24, 2010

Ask for What you Want

A few years ago, the owners of this magnificent Georgian Revival estate came across what they now call home, but it wasn’t for sale.  Not giving up on something they knew was perfect for them, they were offered an opportunity to meet the owner who, by chance, happened to be looking for a smaller home.  So what did they do?  They simply swapped homes.  They purchased the estate they had been dreaming about named Cherryfields located in New Jersey, and she moved into their 1806 farmhouse located not too far away in Somerset County. Click here to learn even more about how this transaction came to be.  It is quite interesting.

Photographed by Simon Upton for Elle Decor in the most recent issue (July/August), the furniture is stunning, as well as their creative ideas for decorating.  I could easily live in this beautiful home. Have a look.

19th century military maps line the wall underneath some beautiful denture molding.

The library includes matching leather sofas wrapped around a beautiful fireplace.

A butler’s pantry leads into the kitchen and then into a breakfast room.

19th century English cabinet in the kitchen

A well-preserved yellow 18th century Italian settee

In the master bath, an American Empire pier table is fitted out as a vanity and a Victorian dress form on a pedestal serves as a tie rack.

John Dransfield (left) and Geoffrey Ross in the conservatory with Cooper, a Great Dane

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At June 24, 2010 at 8:25 AM , Blogger Mary said...

Wow! Stunning!

Delightful Bitefuls

At June 24, 2010 at 8:36 AM , Blogger Alexandria ♥ said...

How fabby is this?
Dreams and serendipity come true : )

At June 24, 2010 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Lannie said...

stunning, stunning, stunning! it's true that dreams can come true!


At June 24, 2010 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

WOW - i live in jersey - but in that type of house! - i'll be willing to swap at ANY time!!! - i gotta get on the prowl now and start offering swaps!

*kiss kiss*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

At June 24, 2010 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Emily Heston said...

What a splendid outcome! I love those turquoise chairs, with the blue cushions in front of the military maps. Also, that lovely grey wall in the kitchen, so calming.

Thanks for sharing this story!

At June 24, 2010 at 10:34 AM , Blogger A Casa da Vá said...

that is one great history - and one great house...

At June 24, 2010 at 10:35 AM , Blogger A Casa da Vá said...

ps: there is a house that me and my man have been stalking but it is way out of our league... but who knows?

At June 25, 2010 at 2:53 AM , Blogger Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Gorgeous! I will have to read this! And asking for what you want seems to be the theme of my week, so this is perfect. Thank you for stopping by with blog bday wishes--it has been wonderful to meet you via the blogworld!
xoxo Mary Jo


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