Carriage house restoration creates a modern marvel

Written by: Christina Kleiner

The owners of this unique carriage home aimed to create a living space that is timeless and classic. However, unlike the first home, which was recently built to withstand the test of time, this carriage house was renovated back to its formal glory, with a few modern touches to bring it into this century. The homeowners purchased the old Sewickley estate in 2008. With four buildings on the property, the couple first set out to renovate the main house. “The main house is actually smaller than the carriage house,” says April Spagnolo, CKD, of Kitchen & Bath Concepts, who helped with the renovation. “It was originally used for the working class living quarters, more than likely the maids.”

Resources: Designer: April Spagnolo, CKD, Kitchen & Bath Concepts; Contractor: Aspen Valley Contracting, Inc.; Old Growth Red Oak flooring: Carlisle Wide Plank Floors; Painting: M&W Interiors; Cabinetry: Quality Custom Cabinetry, Inc.; Installation: Tim Schuster, Tim’s General Contracting; Lighting consultant: Hilbish McGee Lighting Design; Electrician: Solari Electric; Plumbing: Giampa Plumbing; Library and powder room doors: Boswell Lumber; Rex Glass & Mirror;
GARAGE: Concrete flooring: Allegheny Installations; Concrete countertops and sink: Outlaw Studios; Faucet: Rohl, Seymour’s; Appliances: Sub-Zero refrigerator; Asko washer and dryer, supplied by Hillmon Appliance; Light fixtures: Focal Point; Prudential Lighting; Wilmette Lighting Co.; Spectrum;
ELEVATOR: Custom casework: Boswell Lumber; Light fixture: Restoration Hardware; Steel enclosure and copper corners: PMI; Elevator: Inclinator Series, James R. Pitcairn, Inc.;
KITCHENETTE: Concrete countertops: Outlaw Studios; Tile backsplash: Bob Timberlake Collection, Epro, supplied by Ceramiche Tile & Stone; installed by John Marziale, Rocks-N-Stuff; Backsplash design: Randy Snell, Archetype Design Studio; Sink and faucet: Seymour’s; Appliances: Miele dishwasher; Sub-Zero refrigerator; GE microwave; supplied by Hillmon Appliance; Mahogany sink insert: Craft Art; Light fixtures: Alkco; Focal Point;
STUDIO GUEST BATH: Interior designer: Randy Snell, Archetype Design Studio; Tile flooring and wainscotting: Ceramiche Tile & Stone; Countertop: Imperial Danby marble, Dente Classic & Exotic Stone; Tile and countertop installation: John Marziale, Rocks-N-Stuff; Sink and faucet: Seymour’s; Lighting: Hudson Valley Lighting, Inc., Archetype Design Studio; Bega, Hilbish McGee Lighting Design; Shower glass: Rex Glass & Mirror;
LIVING ROOM: Light fixtures: Focal Point; Holopane; Wilmette Lighting Co.; Edge Lighting; Bartco; HVAC: Tower Construction Services, Inc.; Custom beams: Boswell Lumber; Spiral staircase and railing: Red Star Ironworks;
LIBRARY: Flooring: Indiana Gray limestone, installed by John Marziale, Rocks-N-Stuff; Cabinetry and countertops: Premier Custom Built, Inc.; Light fixtures: Vode; Tokistar; Ardee; Focal Point

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