Capturing the perfect white paint proved to be a challenge, until Robert noticed the young doves nesting in his front bushes. He loved the cool gray color of the dove, which referenced early 1800s farmhouses in New England and upstate New York. He also wanted to emphasize the unique architectural details of this Greek Revival house. He chose a slightly darker shade of gray paint to highlight these details and a dark rich black paint for the front door.
Revitalizing this old American farmhouse, tucked away in the Catskills, was Robert and Christina's dream. They were also inspired by the classic Greek Revival features hidden behind the white paint, and were determined to emphasize them. Robert wanted to stay true to the natural elements of the blue stone foundation, which was common in early 1800s farmhouses. He picked up on the natural green tones from his garden and the rich buttery yellows from the flowers on his porch.
New York blue fieldstone.