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Project Reveal: SUNBURY MANOR

Introducing Hackett House Studio's latest project, Sunbury Manor! This transitional, new build home sits on a private, rural lot outside of Columbus, Ohio. Filled with moments of quiet luxury and modern functionality, this home is proof that you don't have to sacrifice beauty for function. While our work always honors the beauty of each home’s unique architecture, this particular project incorporates elements of transitional design seamlessly blending modern and vintage pieces. The result is a curated, cozy and welcoming atmosphere—a hallmark of our studio's aesthetic.


This project was feautred in the national, digital publication HAVEN. Click below to read the full article.




The kitchen of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio



Architect: Milhoan Architects

Builder: TRL Custom Homes

Photos: Natalie Folchi of Folchi Creative


ENTRY


The tone for the home is set by the amazing steel front doors (made by local fabricator, Edgework Creative) which we designed in tandem with the adjacent steel french doors leading into the office. Frosted, fluted glass was used on the office doors to provide extra privacy, as well as add a bit of thoughtful and refined detail. We selected a beautiful, modern chandelier with white shades in the home's foyer, which features a recessed ceiling. To add character and color, we styled the space with a vintage Turkish rug and authentic, antique Mediterranean Olive Jar.


The entry of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The entry of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The hallway of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

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OFFICE


Just off of the entry, the office plays the role of setting the tone for the whole home. Equal parts, moody, feminine, modern and edgy, this space was designed to be both private and show-stopping all at once. We chose a dark, moody color for the walls (Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams) and added traditional picture molding to give the room a sense of professionalism and stature. The gas fireplace was treated with a wood surround which was a budget-friendly addition that also contributed to the minimal nature of the space. The star of the show in this room is arguably the modern mantis chandelier, a piece by Aerin for Visual Comfort. For a tone-on-tone look, we furnished the room with a beautiful black mahogany desk, grey slipcovered chair, and texture-heavy, rope-laden accent chairs. A minimal, hand-knotted rug with a subtle stripe provides just enough interest to the floor while the abstract and floral art brings a sense of whimsy to the walls.


The office of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The office of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The office of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The office of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The office of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

SHOP THE OFFICE



KITCHEN & DINING ROOM


It should come as no surprise that the kitchen and dining room at Sunbury Manor are really the star of the show. Although our clients were vehemently against marble countertops at the outset, it was love-at-first-sight when they set their eyes upon this beautiful Nathalia Ondulato marble at the slab yard. The rest, as they say, is history. Knowing the importance of quality carpentry, our clients were dead-set on using inset cabinetry throughout the home from the outset, a decision we wholeheartedly supported. The cabinets were crafted by a local, Amish cabinet maker who created a custom dark stain for our island and built-ins at their showroom in rural, eastern Ohio. We chose Benjamin Moore's Creamy White for the perimeter cabinetry, a choice that kept the home (which features 10-foot ceilings) feeling more cozy than a stark white would have. Thoughtful incorporations of wall sconces add interest, as the eye wanders upwards in the space, as do the beautiful pendants over the island.



The kitchen of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The kitchen of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The kitchen of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio


Knowing they wanted a statement range with tons of style, we introduced our clients to the 48” ILVE Nostalgie Dual Fuel Range in glossy black with brass trim. With this choice, brass and black metals became the ideal combination for this stately and stylish modern kitchen. An understated plaster range hood plays well with the large, square, black-framed windows on the far wall. The sink features the Kohler Artifacts Bridge Faucet and the refrigerator and freezer are integrated, panel-ready, side-by-side columns by Thermador.



The kitchen of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The kitchen of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio


The dining room was a unique inflection point between a modern working kitchen and a cozy-yet-sophisticated transitional living room. Not wanting this room to be an afterthought, we decided to infuse a sense of sophistication and interest by opting for a two-toned built-in. However, in a move that was more than unorthodox, we embellished the uppers with our custom dark stain and chose Benjamin Moore Creamy White for the lower cabinets. This unconventional arrangement of having the darker color on top was a huge risk, but we were so excited when our clients loved the idea as much as we did. It just goes to show that risks pay off, because the real-life, end-result turned out even better than what we dreamed up in our imagination or drew up in our renderings. It was, once again, a moment for the marble to shine -- especially when we decided to take the marble backsplash two thirds of the way up the wall. Finished off with glass fronts on the uppers, this built-in may just be our most-loved feature of the whole home.



The dining room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The dining room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The dining room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The dining room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The dining room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio


We finished off the space with a modern, dark-stained dining room table flanked by chairs made of wrought iron and black leather. The head chairs are a grey linen fabric and sit on casters for an extra dose of functionality. We styled the space with an impressive, antique iron candelabra and one of our signature antique terracotta vases sourced from Turkey.


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LIVING ROOM


The great room completes itself via the stylish-yet-cozy living room that rounds out the heart of this home. With a full, complete basement for the kids to go be kids, our clients knew they wanted a living space that was both high-end and semi-formal for their first floor. Still, we kept things safe and kid-friendly by selecting furniture pieces without sharp edges and choosing upholstery pieces that could be easily cleaned. Both sofas are custom pieces we created for this space with our client's lifestyle in mind. The green velvet sofa brings a touch of class and features a performance velvet fabric that is both spill-resistant and naturally stain-proof. The creamy white, linen slipcovered sofa is a more delicate piece, but it works to aesthetically balance the space and is still easy to clean by slipping the slipcover or cushion covers off and popping them right in the washer. A large-scale plaster coffee table brings some much needed texture to the room, while the vintage Oushak rug anchors the space and provides softness. The woven, rattan detail on the accent chairs rounds out the room's need for texture, while the wavy chandelier provides some curvature and femininity to the space.



The living room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The living room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The living room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The living room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The living room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The living room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The living room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

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PANTRY, MUDROOM & POWDER BATH


It's not very common for a pantry to be such a show-stopper, but what can we say -- we love detail! Knowing the pantry would not have a window, we knew we had to give the eye something to be drawn to in this space. Our client had specifically asked for checkered floors somewhere in the home, but we knew a traditional black and white check would not fit with the modern aesthetic of this home. With that, we opted for a neutral-but-brilliant combination of beige and white checkered floors that became a winning combination for this space. We painted the gorgeous, inset cabinetry the same shade of Creamy White as the kitchen, and paired some wood-stained open shelves to help the two spaces feel more cohesive. With plenty of storage, this room also features a column wine refrigerator by Thermador, and the home's only microwave is tucked behind a cabinet door inside this room as well. The black soapstone countertops serve to anchor the space aesthetically, while also providing a durable working surface for a family of five.



The pantry of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The pantry of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The mudroom became a space where we knew we could embrace the home's rural setting, so we opted for a beautiful, ceramic basin sink and mid-toned stained cabinetry. The floor tile was a budget-friendly find from Floor & Decor, and the countertops are an understated quartz.


The mudroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The mudroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The mudroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio


The powder bath was perfectly situated down a short hallway off of the great room, meaning we had the opportunity to make it more lively for guests and visitors. Our client had actually already fallen in love with the York Wallcoverings floral wallpaper prior to hiring us, so we designed the room around it as the main feature. A console sink with beautiful brass legs was an easy choice, and an antique-reproduction mirror felt like a perfect pairing. The tongue-and-groove wall paneling was painted Dark Olive by Benjamin Moore, the floor tile is patterned ceramic from Bedrosians, and the simple white sconces are by Hudson Valley Lighting.



The powder room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The powder room of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

SHOP THE PANTRY, MUDROOM & POWDER BATH



PRIMARY BEDROOM & PRIMARY BATHROOM


While a primary bedroom on the first floor can be incredibly convenient, it also poses the challenge of not feeling "different" enough from the rest of the home and therefore not enough like a calming retreat. We didn't want this to be the case at Sunbury Manor, so we enveloped the whole room in Annie Selke grasscloth wallpaper in the color Sand, which gave the room a different feel from the rest of the home. Our client knew she wanted a massive, statement-making canopy bed and selected an iron, king-size frame from McGee & Co. We styled the space with wood nightstands, and cute sconces next the bedsides. A chair was placed in the corner of the room with a library light next to it to provide a beautiful place to read and relax. We opted for floor-to-ceiling linen drapes to add an additional layer of softness to the room and the large-scale landscape art above the dresser echos the beauty of the actual landscape on the other side of the room's massive windows.


The primary bedroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The primary bedroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The primary bedroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The primary bedroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio


The primary bedroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

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The primary bathroom is another area of the home where we knew we wanted to use some higher-end materials and more thoughtful incorporations of detail. To keep the materials cohesive throughout, we used a large-format marble tile on the bathroom floor and a mosaic marble tile on the shower's floor. The walls of the shower feature an understated zellige tile we laid out in a modern, vertical soldier stack, -- a combination that provides interest through its texture, imperfections and slight color variations. The custom vanities are purposefully unique, and we even got some pushback from the cabinet maker on our decision to not include drawers on the main vanity! The lack of drawers combined with the addition of the 8" tall legs at vanity's base give this white-shaker cabinet just enough detail to be a knockout. While they are beautiful, they are slightly outdone by the room's main feature and primary vantage point: the tub and chandelier. Although this room is mostly neutral and devoid of color, it's use of material, shape and texture is what makes it feel interesting and pulled together. The whole space is tied together by a one-of-a-kind vintage rug we sourced from Turkey and an antique wood Windsor chair placed at our client's separate makeup vanity.


The primary bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The primary bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The primary bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The primary bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The primary bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The primary bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The primary bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

SHOP THE PRIMARY BATH




UPSTAIRS BATHROOMS


Although the first floor of the home is where most of the magic happened, we were delighted to be able to put our touch on the three kid's bathrooms on the second level. Our client wanted these bathrooms to be mostly gender-neutral, budget-friendly and easy-on-the-eyes. In these spaces, most of the tile was purchased at less than $5 per square foot, but that didn't mean we sacrificed on impact. Thoughtful tile pairings and modern tile layouts keep these spaces feeling interesting and pulled together.



The upstairs bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The upstairs bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The upstairs bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The upstairs bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

The upstairs bathroom of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio

SHOP THE UPSTAIRS BATHROOMS




EXTERIOR


Our clients were pretty decided upon the exterior finishes prior to hiring us so we only provided a small amount of support in their efforts to make decisions about the homes' exterior. We were delighted that they chose to go with black siding and think it paired beautifully with the natural, grey stone facade. The home definitely has a stately, architectural presence and we love how the black exterior added an air of mysticism and class. In a rural area of Ohio where white board-and-batten farmhouses tend to exist in plenty, we were delighted that our clients chose to do something more unique. We did our best to compliment the home's distinctive exterior by echoing our clients' style with equally as characteristic recommendations for the home's interior finishes.


The exterior of a new build interior design project in Columbus, Ohio by Hackett House Studio


All-in-all, Sunbury Manor turned out to be an enchanting amalgamation of form, function, timeless materials and modern applications -- everything we specialize in at Hackett House Studio.


Stay tuned over the next several weeks as we roll out more blog posts about the finish details of Sunbury Manor! Until then, you can shop select items from this home below.


 

Thanks for reading our blog! Here's a little bit more about us:


Erin R. Hackett, Owner & Principal Design Kate Manosky Anderson, Director of Operations


Hackett House Studio is a full-service residential interior design studio located in Columbus, OH. Using a combination of your exquisite taste and our creative know-how, we bring your vision of a beautiful and balanced home to life. Here at HHS, we use science-backed research to design carefully-styled spaces that have a positive influence on your health and wellbeing.Our processes have been carefully refined so that we can fully appreciate our clients' personalities and aspirations from the outset. After gaining an understanding of your goals and wishes, we get to work creating functional interiors that enhance our clients' quality of life. HHS designs are timeless, elevated, approachable and, most importantly, a reflection of the beauty and opportunity you desire to bring into your life.


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