French country bedroom

French Country Retreat

LOCATION: Greenville | DE

CLIENT: Private

STATUS: Completed 2011

PROGRAM: Addition

The owners of the historic “Buttonwood House” in Greenville, Delaware hired Homsey Architects to design a new first floor master suite addition that respects the lines of the house, fits into a tight location, and affords sweeping views to the front and rear. A new stone-walled garden echoes and complements one nearby, creating a more private bedroom garden.

back of house before addition

back of house with finished addition
back of house before addition

back of house with finished addition
Finished house from front
hand hewn beam detail

Incorporated into the design are unique salvaged architectural elements collected by the owner, including a limestone fireplace and over-mantle, interior doors, barn board floors, and heavy timber beams.

curved french doors from exterior

curved french doors from interior

Custom arched-top mahogany French doors with matching storm doors lead out to the new master suite patio.

window nook

fireplace detail
handicapped accessible bathroom renovation
window nook
Patio Garden Detail

fireplace detail
Guest Cottage Detail

Subsequent work on the property involved renovating a painting studio into a guest cottage, echoing its original purpose as a garage.