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Montage: 17 (Mostly) Modern Homes With Sash Windows

While I certainly appreciate stately Colonials, restored Victorians, and charming Cape cottages (especially driving through New England), as well as quirky bungalows and limestone maisonettes, most of the architecture I’m drawn to is modern and contemporary architecture.

So when I got an email from a window hardware company asking to talk about sash windows and sash window hardware (they have some useful calculators), I realized that almost all the images on my Architecture I and Architecture II Pinterest boards are strongly contemporary and thus there is a real absence of homes with sash windows. Instead, there are vast, uninterrupted expanses of glass, or glazing as they say in the business.

Upon further probing, thinking there surely must be modern homes with sash windows in there somewhere, I discovered that the ones with sash windows were primarily examples of modern barn architecture. I already posted 20 Modern Barn Homes last month. So after plucking the few modern homes with sash windows I could find, I set out deeper into Pinterest and came up with these finds.

I definitely found a variety of architectural examples of houses with sash windows that I liked. Many of them however, in addition to being modern barn homes, are traditional houses that have been graced with a contemporary addition, or renovated with a contemporary bent. (That may well be a whole separate future post.) In the meantime. here are 18 mostly modern homes with sash windows.

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DOS Architects

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Belathée Photography

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De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop  •  Photos by Noah Webb  •  Dwell

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GO Logic

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Martyn Clarke Architecture

Modern House With Charcoal Exterior And Wooden Sash Windows

Meyer + Vorster  •  Photo by Warren Heath  •  House & Leisure

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Photo by Beth Bryan for Unskinny Boppy

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Hudson Valley rental home via Cup of Jo

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Paul+O Architects

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Leon Smith Architects  •  Robert Malone Photography

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Chinese billionaire Zhang Xin’s Upper East Side townhouse

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Cousins & Cousins Architects  •  Photo by Jack Hobhouse

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Thiel Design  •  Photo by Melani Lust

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Traditional home in Castine, Maine via Tone on Tone Antiques

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Design Diary: Hutker Architects Goes Graphic on Martha’s Vineyard

Hutker Architects coined a term for the style of home they’ve been busily building on Martha’s Vineyard for the past 25 years: “new regional vernacular.” Peter Cappuccino, lead architect on this project explains it as using traditional forms and familiar materials but applying them in new ways, while designing to suit a modern lifestyle.

Anne and Peter’s Vineyard home is a perfect example. I wrote about it in an article called “Vineyard Dreams” for the Cape & Islands issue of The Boston Globe Magazine on Sunday, July 20. I hope you will click through to read the story, as well as scroll down here for additional photos and notes.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

There are both water and wooded views from the steeply sloping site. Here, the deck, which connects the public spaces of the living room, kitchen, and screened porch, looks north. Here, the master bedroom deck has an amazing view towards Nantucket Sound. From the corner, one can see the steamship ferry come and go from Wood’s Hole.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

All the rooms enjoy what Cappuccino called “single width volumes,” meaning every room has at least three exposures. One ascends the stairs, enters through a single story space with a standing seam metal roof. To the right a two story space houses the kids rooms downstairs and guest suite, with a private stair. The two-story volume in the middle towards the back holds the master suite upstairs, also with private stair, and kitchen below. There’s also a family room behind that. The long room jutting into the foreground on the left is a double living room and dining room with cathedral ceiling. Decks and a screened porch run along the other side.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

Courtney Fadness, who recently moved on from Hutker, designed the home’s interiors using a high/low approach, using fun graphic pieces. The Standishes, who have three college aged kids, wanted the home to feel cozy, but with plenty of pattern and splashes of color. Fadness says, “Since it’s nestled in the trees, rather than on the beach, we could play with a more saturated palette than if we had been tied to ocean hues.”

A custom diamond pattern sisal by Merida is the base layer that runs the length of the huge room. A Moroccan-inspired dhurrie by Madeline Weinrib defines the seating area above. The sofa is a custom piece by Vioski, upholstered in a linen blend by Romo. It has a notch cut out on the back for a console table, so when you approach from dining room, you see shelves on that side. Fadnes says, “It feels more inviting, and its sculptural silhouette looks beautiful from all angles.”

Martini side tables in red by West Elm provide pops of color and the  Madison & Grow “Elizabeth” wallpaper in “Peacock on Shimmer” adds an additional graphic element and a subtle touch of teal. The Danish modern chairs with blue velvet upholstery are from 1st Dibs. The colorful glass lamp is by Tracy Glover.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The dining room, which precedes the double living room space, is dominated by a live edge wood table with a steel insert and base that the couple found on 1st Dibs, along with a statement chandelier. The wood slat and metal chairs are outdoor pieces from Terrain, and the upholstered chairs add heft and height.

The Currey & Company “Bayside” chandelier is wrought iron hand-wrapped in abaca rope; a nod to the beach. She says, “The not too serious interpretation of a traditional form adds feminine curves; it’s a nice juxtaposition to the more modern and masculine table. It also helps fill the volume of the space, without feeling heavy or obstructing views.”

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The wall on either side of the fireplace is painted teal, a color pulled from the Madison & Grow wallpaper across the room. The chairs have a nice back, so can be oriented towards the first or the second seating areas. Metallic gold dot pillow from Anthropologie.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

Deeper into the space, pushing out towards the view, is the living room’s second seating area. The sofa and armchairs are Baker Furniture, upholstered in linen by Romo and a nubby brown fabric. and The assortment of reclaimed wood coffee tables are from Anthropologie, and the arc lamp from CB2.

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The screened porch has sturdy teak sofas with indoor/outdoor cushions.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The kitchen is on smaller side, with a focus on the more practical aspects, The countertop is Caesarstone and the  the backsplash of stove is a river rock –painted cabinetry, tom Dixon pendants, the backsplash over the stove is a river rock, bringing outside elements in. The cabinetry have painted frames with frosted resin insets and the light pendants are Tom Dixon. The palette reflects the monochromatic contrast of white on dark found in several other places in the house.  The flooring in the entry and kitchen is budget- and user-friendly cork.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

“Ribbed” by Ferm Living wallpaper in the powder room again shows the play of light and dark, and also brings in organic shapes. The sink looks like hammered metal but is actually porcelain. The homeowners found the mirror. A limestone counter sits atop a bamboo vanity that’s the same color as the bamboo floor. The Kohler single handle faucet is brushed nickel.

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The kids hang in the casual family room, located behind the kitchen, to watch television.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

Anne likens the experience of her airy master bedroom to sleeping in a treehouse. All the walls, as well as the cathedral ceiling, are painted pale blue, as it were a continuation of the horizon. Graphic rug by Dwell Studio.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The reclaimed wood bed and the reclaimed pine plank nightstands are from the Sundance Catalog. The large table lamps from Horchow boast striations that resemble layers of sand.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The upper deck outside the master bedroom is perched above the screened porch.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The guest room is outfitted with a wood-tiled West Elm nightstand and Thomas Paul botanical pillows.

Martha's Vineyard Home By Hutker Architects

The girls bedroom has bedding by John Robshaw.

Photography by Ken Richardson

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Montage: 28 Rooms with Cognac Colored Leather Sofas

We all know that a classic brown leather Chesterfield sofa can look quite dignified in a traditional library setting. Thinking of other types of modern leather sofas in natural colors or rich luggage tones, one might imagine a Danish modern setting, or something quite Italian and sleek. But there’s an in-between.

I actually wouldn’t have guessed that I’d find so many examples of cognac colored modern leather sofas so easily, and that they’d be in such tasteful decors, including Scandinavian interiors,  Brooklyn brownstones, modern houses, and bohemian lofts.

These modern leather sofas mix as well with sheepskin as they do with kilims. Some are clean-lined sectionals, other a tad squishy. While most are in mainly white settings, many are mixed with deep reds, or yellow and green accessories. Here are 28 rooms with modern leather sofas in natural colors like cognac, caramel and tobacco  that are worth studying (and emulating).

For shopping suggestions see: “Get the Look: 28 Leather Sofas in Cognac, Tobacco, & Caramel.”

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Femina

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Shoot Factory

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Rolf Benz Furniture

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Photo by Jean-Marc Wullschleger •  Elle Decoration UK

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Photo by Yolandé Marx

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Photo by Frederik Vercruysse

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Morrison Hair Co., Laguna Beach

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Nuevo Estilo

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Shoot Factory

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Jonathan Adler •  Elle Decor

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Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan’s home on Shelter Island
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Freedom Winter Collection 2012

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Zanotta 

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Shelton, Mindel & Associates

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Femina

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Home of Petra Bindel

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Home of Danish designer Birgitte Rabens
Photo by Raúl Candales •  Elle Decor Spain

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Photo by William Brinson  •  House of Brinson

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Editor Pilar Guzman’s Brooklyn brownstone
Matthew Hranek  •  Photo by Martha Stewart Living

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Nuevo Estilo

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Wood & Wool Stool

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Nuevo Estilo

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Photo by Will Pryce  •  Dwell

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Get the Look: 65 Modern Candlesticks and Candelabra

For years I’ve adored the Lucite pretzel knot candlesticks by Dorothy Thorpe—a decade ago I had stashed a tear that features one prominently, and I still have it. I think it’s the ultimate modern candelabra. Lately I’ve been interested in brass candelabra with joints, as well as simple Danish candlesticks in teak or painted wood. There are tons of newer, contemporary ones too, like Muuto’s green raw wood candelabra and the chunky chrome or glass tubular pieces that refer back to the ’70s. Following up on yesterday’s Montage: 44 Rooms with Candlesticks & Candelabra, here’s a shopping guide for 65 modern candlesticks and modern candelabra.

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1 Festive Candelabra by Natalie Rutard for Philippi Design, 99€ at Connox.

2 Light Runner Wood Candle Holder by Marie Thurnauer, $79AUD at Vincent2.

3 Muuto Raw Candelabra in Hand-Sawed Wood, $250 at A+R.

4 Agnes Table Candelabra by Lindsey Adelman, $1,500 at The Future Perfect.

5 Polished Horn Candle Holder, $48 at Jayson Home.

6 Candlestrip Candle Holder by Design Glut, $30 at A+R.

7 Mistic Mini Candlabra by Arik Levy for Gaia & Gino, $259 at Switch Modern.

8 Nick and the Candlestick in Brass by Lindsey Adelman, $1,200 at Matter.

9 Empathy for Las Vegas Neon Borosilicate Glass Candlesticks by Cat Merrick.

10 Met Candlestick by Hans Harald Rath, $530 at Moss.

11 BJÖRKEFALL Candlestick Holder in Black, $5.99 at IKEA.

12 Nordic Light Candlestick by Jonas Grundell, $69 at Finnish Design Shop.

13 Menu Double Candleholder by Mikaela Dörfel, $80 at A+R.

14 Distortion Candlestick by Paul Loebach, $24 at Uncommon Goods.

15 Rococo Candlestick by Ted Muehling for Nymphenburg, $1,730 at Moss.

16 Jointed Brass Candelabras from Sweden, $175 at Steven Sclaroff on 1st Dibs.

17 Wembley Candleholder in Zinc-Finished Aluminum, $39.95 at CB2.

18 TRÅDIG Candlestick in Red, $7.99 at IKEA.

19 Tom Dixon Cast Iron Crown Candelabra.

20 Short Teak Taper Candlestick, $10.99 at West Elm.

21 Seis Multi-Level Candleholder, $59.95 at CB2.

22 Kosta Boda Connect Glass Candlestick, $125 at Fjorn.

23 Eve Candleholder in Matte White Porcelain, $78 at Jonathan Adler.

24 Louise Campbell Fiducia Magnetic Vase+Candleholder, $159.95 at UB.

25 Red 1920s Turned Wood Candlestick, $750 at Dongan Collection.

26 Heliodor Glass Candle Holder by Arik Levy Gaia & Gino, $450 at Aha Life.

27 Ralph Lauren Straton Triple Stag Candlestick, $1,295 at Michael C. Fina.

28 Ghost Candelabra by Jon Russell, $65 at MoMA Design Store.

29 Hourglass Pillar Candleholders in Aqua, $223 at Dwell Studio.

30 Dunes and Duchess Four-Arm Candelabra, $520 at Barneys New York.

31 Nine Concrete Candle Holders by Marit Meisler $320 at Unica.

32 Superliving Lime Cosmos Candlestick €18.15 at Wonen met LEF!

33 Antler Candelabra in Yellow Polyresin, £89 at Dwell.

34 JOY by Josefin Hagberg Electric Candlestick, $199 at Greener Grass Design.

35 Turn Me On Candlestick by Danti and Zanzi for Alessi, $80 at Unica.

36 Totem Votives by Eric Janssen Beech, $26 at MoMA Design Store.

37 Sagaform Upside-Down Vase/Candle Holder, $39.95 at Fjorn.

38 Curves Cast Iron Candlesticks, $18 each at Chiasso.

39 Donna Karan Burnished Metal Candlestick, $60 at Michael C. Fina.

40 Kubus 4-Candle Holder by Mogens Lassen, £115 at DesignShop UK.

41 Tom Dixon Spin Table Candelabra in Cast Iron, $650 at Lumens.

42 Homestead Candle Holder by Ladies&Gentleman, $58/pair at OBJECT.

43 Four Brass Dansk Teardrop Onion Candle Holders, $99 on Etsy.

44 Noelle Rigaudie Cardboard Candlestick, $750 at Anthropologie.

45 Green Mango Wood Candle Holder for Block Candles by Rice.

46 Loop Candelabra in Chrome Plated Brass, $27.99 at The Organizing Store.

47 Dansk Cast Iron Candelabra, starting bid $16.99 on eBay.

48 Candleholder with Matchbox, $17.50 at Swedish Design House.

49 Skyline Menorah by Jonathan Adler, $165 at Crane & Co.

50 Normann Copenhagen Heima Candle Holder, $72.50 at Lumens.

51 Antoine Table Candelabra in Blown Borosilicate Glass, $200 at DWR.

52 Slanted Brass Candleholders, $248 at Dwell Studio.

53 Brass Candlesticks, starting bid $1.57 on eBay.

54 Lava Candleholder Set by Louise Hederstrom, $119AUD at Vincent2.

55 Polyhedron Candlesticks by Revision Design Studio $47.50 at Supermarket.

56 Georg Jensen Masterpieces Small Candlestick, $300 at Finnish Design Shop.

57 Ted Muehling Biedermeier Candlestick at E.R. Butler.

58 Set of 3 Iron  Topiary Candleholders, $44.95 at Crate & Barrel.

59 Walk of Flames Candelabra by Studio Frederik Roije, $632 at Nova68.

60 Anna Kraitz Green Porcelain Fire Candlestick $42 at Huset.

61 3-Piece Arden Stainless Steel Candleholder Set, $149.95 at Crate & Barrel.

62 Georg Jensen Precious by Ilse Crawford, $130 at Finnish Design Shop.

63 Mistic Large Bronze Glass Candle Holder by Arik Levy, $279 at AllModernOutlet.

64 Claw Candlesticks in Blackened Brass, starting at $62 at Jayson Home.

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