Capps Carriage House

A beach house has been on my wish list for years but now I need to add another item to that list - a carriage house. Specifically one designed by Jim Poteet of Poteet Archtitects in San Antonio, Texas. 

This beautifully restored 1890's home is located on the property of a Victorian manor in the King William Historical District of San Antonio. What I love is all the bright whites and natural light that streams in...and a lavender bathroom with a complementary sink is pretty darn fantastic. The original hardwoods, painted black, contrast well and bring a lot of vitality to the space. It's inviting and charming and I must say, the perfect place to be a guest...

These tin ceiling tiles were present when they started the renovation. They were not original to the house but Jim bought the same pattern to finish the entire ceiling, painting it all a glossy white. The ceiling as well as the wainscoting and beadboard got the same uplift with white paint. Jim, "We wanted them white to emphasize the texture and the play of light, particularly in the small spaces." 

The white backdrop to the house allows for all the lovely pops of color found throughout the house. This attractive floor was once Saltillo tile, which the owners and Jim did not wish to keep. A solution was found in applying gray epoxy over the tile which made it smooth and reflective, helping the light carry throughout the space. Beautimous...

 

Photos: Poteet Architects     Content: Sweet Peach