Boston

This century old Brookline home underwent a complete renovation, replacing everything from the windows to state of the art electrical. As in the client’s Amsterdam home, PDR designed new mirror-paneled doors, added touches of Dutch Delft tiles and Belgian Bluestone throughout.

Working with local builder Doug Whitla, PDR redesigned all areas of the house to a high level of sophistication and comfort, retaining many of the client's family antiques, heirlooms and art.

 

 

 
 

Domaine Anderson Wine Tasting Room

Famed architect Howard Backen designed the original winery, now owned by Roederer Estate, without a tasting room. PDR transformed the winemaker’s lab into an inviting space for visitors to relax and enjoy the wines.

Mendocino County’s natural surroundings inspired the project colors: silver-blue serpentine rock, glittering lichen, and earthy redwoods. Elegant finishes, such as the sparkling glass tile, the dazzling blue wall covering, and the hand-hammered steel panels, reinforce the serpentine’s essence. Many repurposed elements were added, to reflect the ruggedness of the area, such as the weathered wood planks and the many versions of the reconstructed wine tasting sticks (as seen in the bar tops and wainscoting). Creative use of lighting enhanced the many elegant yet rustic details. Photographs from the winery and the local surroundings adorn the walls

Working with many local craftsmen, (Sonoma Millworks, Vino-Plank, Architectural Elements, Mendocino Metals) PDR’s unique detailing was exquisitely fabricated throughout the space. Tile, furniture, lighting, wall-covering, and artwork were sourced from: Ann Saks, Janus et Cie, Palecek, Restoration Hardware, Circa, Concertex, and TK Roberts Photography, respectively.

 

 

 
 

Maine

Sporting a view of the coast and Winslow Homer’s studio, the interior of this iconic, ca. 1900’s shingle style cottage was completely redesigned.  All new kitchen, laundry, wet bar, and bathrooms were installed, while maintaining the original footprint of the home. The entire cottage was lifted-up a few feet to allow for new, state of the art mechanical systems. Rooms were added, symmetrically, into the roof, included adding vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom.  An outdoor shower was installed; landscaping redesigned, and all windows, doors and shingles replaced, giving this formally modest house a dynamic and fresh presence. 

 

 

 
 
 

Amsterdam

This Rijks Museum Monument House in Amsterdam had gone through many unsightly 1970’s“modern” updates. Bringing the interiors down to it’s skeleton, PDR completely redesigned every square inch of this house. Studying the Golden Age Interiors, so prevalently available in Dutch genre paintings, PDR installed patterned black and white marble floors in the entry, as well as a wainscoting of Witjes (typical antique Dutch white tiles). Antique floors with radiant heat were also installed. New doors were designed with mirrored paneling to add more light and space, as were bespoke mantles. High gloss paint, typical of Dutch ship building finishes, were used on most of the wood trim, doors and beams. A modern kitchen and laundry, in the Old Dutch style, were added to complete the service portion of the house. Finally a Dumbwaiter was fashioned to provide easy service to the dining room above. One of the more interesting design solutions PDR created was installing a coat closet in the foyer, recessing an antique Dutch Armoire into a new wall which was built-out on either side. The depth inside the wardrobe was hidden, as the walls on either side stepped-back due to a window on the left. This historic home boasts of many additional details that reflect the Golden Age Architecture of the 1600’s.