Inside a Serene Country House Updated by Hendricks Churchill

The design firm crafted a welcoming, clean-lined weekend retreat for a New York City couple with young children.

hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

When a New York City couple with young children turned to architects to update their weekend retreat, the firm gutted two thirds of the interiors to create a new layout that respects tradition, but also features the open spaces and flow that families prize today.

The renovation involved tearing out the main stairway, reorienting the foyer, installing extensive custom millwork and a dozen new windows, lowering the floors of the kitchen and pantry, and creating a spacious addition to the kitchen. Working with interior designer Kathryn Fagin of KJ Designs, the firm has crafted a home that is understated and clean-lined but still warm and welcoming.

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A weekend house in Bedford, New York
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

Originally built in 1830, it was recently renovated by the architectural firm the interiors are by Kathryn Fagin of KJ Designs.

A sunny foyer
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

The foyer has stone tile floors; the light fixture is by .

A soothing gray living room
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

The living room's custom sofa by Montauk is upholstered in a Holland and Sherry fabric; the chairs and rug are vintage. New white oak flooring was installed throughout the house, and the walls, paneling, and trim in each room is painted in colors.

The dining room
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

The dining table, benches, and chairs are by Sawkille, and the pendant light is by Apparatus Studio.

A view of the kitchen
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

A view from the dining room into the kitchen; the sconces are by Workstead.

The gray kitchen
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

The kitchen counters and backsplash are stone, the range is by Wolf, and the pendant light is by Muuto.

The kitchen island
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

The kitchen was expanded with a 6’ x 20” addition, which created a new sink area with new double-hung Marvin windows above it that flood the room with light; the stools are vintage.

A nook in the family room
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

The antler sconces over the fireplace in the family room are by Roll and Hill; the daybed cushion is upholstered in a Holland and Sherry fabric, the reading light over it is by Allied Maker, and the shade is of a C&C Milano linen.

Contrasting textures
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Amanda Kirkpatrick

The den and new enclosed stairway; the chair and side table are vintage.

A claw-foot tub
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

The new master bath.

The sunroom
hendricks churchill country house
Amanda Kirkpatrick

The sofa on the sun porch is by , the cocktail table is vintage, and the shades are of a fabric.

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