When previous clients called wanting help finding an apartment in Uptown, Daniel Zangara, founder and president of the architectural firm Zangara + Partners, was happy to help. “I toured several houses with them until we found the right one,” he says. “I served as lead architect during the design and construction phases.”
Jeff Hamilton, founder of Hamilton Bros. Co., was the project’s contractor.
Painted in White Dove by Benjamin Moore, the entryway features wainscoting under the stairs that conceals a series of storage areas and the powder room. The runner is from Loloi Rugs.
Built between 1910 and 1920, the house required extensive renovation and a small addition to the rear. Daniel also modified the porch, added new windows, expanded the third floor, and redesigned the kitchen, butler’s pantry, under-stairs powder room, and all bedrooms and bathrooms. The nearly 4,000-square-foot home now features four bedrooms, four and a half baths, a dedicated office space and a game room on the third floor.
STIR THE POT
Daniel and Kelly worked extensively together on the entire kitchen design. Custom cabinet panels conceal the kitchen appliances (all Wolf/Sub-Zero), and the glass-fronted hutches with white oak interior paneling became a feature in the room that Kelly was able to accessorize. The team selected hand-honed Imperial Danby marble slabs for the backsplash, countertop and fully clad stone hood surround. A rolling ladder makes access to storage areas easier. The entire kitchen—including the cabinets, walls, trim, trim, and ceiling—is painted with Benjamin Moore feather down, giving the space a clean and classic look. Locally based Doorman Designs crafted the kitchen counter chairs in a white oak finish with an interior/exterior fabric from Perennials. Rohl’s unpainted plumbing fixtures come from Ferguson Plumbing Supply.
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“The color palette complements the architecture rather than bringing it into the foreground. There were a few areas, like the powder room and butler’s pantry, where the homeowner wanted a certain feel, and Kelly provided those moments.” – Daniel Zangara
The breakfast area pairs well with the kitchen with the same color (Feather Down by Benjamin Moore) and a white plaster chandelier from Visual Comfort acting as a focal point.
First, Daniel first identified the original features of the house and then carried these elements throughout the house. “We often walk into a house that has been renovated several times over the decades,” he says. “Our ethos is to create harmony between old and new and to focus on a high level of detail.” A sense of cohesion was achieved through the bespoke millwork and casing work throughout the home. “We adapted the original door and window trim and baseboards. A plaster crown molding was used on the first floor and a five-piece custom crown was introduced on the second floor.”
FULL OF BLOOM
For the daughter’s bathroom, Kelly opted for light finishes and tiles (from Palatial Stone & Tile) so the colorful wallpaper from House of Hackney could steal the show.
FLUFF & WRINKLES
In the laundry room, Kelly painted the cabinets in Classic Sand by Sherwin Williams and added a backsplash by Ann Sacks.
Daniel also worked closely with Kelly Sutton, President of Kelly Sutton Design, to enhance the architecturally redesigned spaces. “It’s always about more than just a selection,” says Kelly. “I do a lot of drawings to ensure that the materials are presented in a way that the customer can easily imagine. “I also want to make sure everything is the right scale and aesthetic, and that everything works with the planned architectural details.” For example, the designer worked with manufacturers on lighting and plumbing fixtures, tile and panel materials, cabinet details, paint colors, and more.
The atmospheric powder room, located under the stairs on the first floor, is clad in patterned fayce grasscloth wallpaper. The custom floating sink features Stone Gallery mitered marble slabs with a marble surround and hinged shelf details. Kelly played with the modern details with an unpainted brass Kallista faucet from Ferguson Plumbing Supply and an antique mirror from Dop Antiques.
The guest bathroom features a signature hardware vanity and penny tile flooring with floating edge detail.
While the clients (who have three young children) wanted luxurious materials, they also had to consider durability. “Her style is more traditional and his style is more modern, so it came down to mixing the styles and finding a balance for them,” says Kelly. “I really wanted to create a juxtaposition of the traditional architectural details so that there are modern touches and all the spaces feel fresh.”
The master bathroom features beautiful, hand-selected Calacatta Gold marble from Stone Gallery, used both for the chunky apron at the vanity and to surround the bathtub, giving it a monolithic feel. The plumbing fixtures are California unpainted brass faucets from Ferguson Plumbing Supply, and the shower features white Zellige tile from Palatial Stone & Tile with sheet material accents. The flooring is made from recycled terracotta tiles with a herringbone pattern.
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“The butler’s pantry is a small jewelry box. We wanted this space to feel atmospheric and rich as it actually functions as a bar for entertaining.” – Kelly Sutton
The small jewelry box of a butler’s pantry that serves as a bar for entertaining feels atmospheric and rich. The entire room, including the ceiling, is covered in Sherwin-Williams Olympic Range high-gloss paint. A large Sub-Zero wine refrigerator and ice maker are hidden beneath the cabinet panels, while an unpainted brass Waterworks Henry bar faucet and a marble slab backsplash with antique mirror details complete the space.
This article appeared in the October 2023 issue of Adore