Rebuilt to Last


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collaboration and experimentation, Ashley Botten creates authentic, thought-provoking spaces that people instinctively want to experience. Her eponymous firm strives to explore and push creative boundaries, discovering innovative solutions and new possibilities through a thoughtful, nuanced approach. A perfect example is Botten’s recently-completed historical update – a 19th-century interior reimagined for 21st-century living – which demonstrates a sublime balance between renovation and restoration.




updates such as sophisticated oak flooring and cabinetry, honed marble countertops, unlacquered brass fixtures and a subtle color palette – ensure the space is most definitely designed for today. However, the space also remains deeply connected to its earliest beginnings. Botten breathed new life into stunning original elements and replicated doors, baseboards, leaded-glass windows and more to infuse authenticity throughout the space.




the ballroom, the great room exemplifies this blend of old and new. Exquisite detailing on the soaring ceiling has been revived, and the original limestone fireplace features a new blackened metal hearth. A fresh white color scheme, spacious sofas, and upholstered loveseats create an inviting, comfortable focal point.




On the…

right side of the great room, an understated dining area is outfitted with grey Beetle Chairs by Gam Fratesi and striking rectangular vases created by Anne Botten Designs.





The main…

stairway is flanked by a restored stair railing and its original, one-of-a-kind balustrades.



A curved…

ceiling stretches from the front to the back of the home. In the hallway, the walls feature new molding as well as wooden and brass sconces by Allied Maker.







Awash in…

white with subtle pops of color, the master bedroom pairs historical details with luxurious, minimalist furnishings. Leaded-glass windows and ornate entryway detailing are contrasted by Thin Surface Mount sconces, a sculptural Roly-Poly Armchair by Faye Toogood, and a wooden apple box. This room beautifully exemplifies a design approach that is truly built to last.




Interior & Architcture: Ashley Botten Design

Photography: Colin Faulkner



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