Homeowners Bo and Jill share this 3,500-square-foot Georgian-style house with their two kids and pack of animals. But the home feels like more than just a place to raise a family and build a life—it feels a lot like a microcosm for play.
There’s a backyard tree fort, a spiraling staircase, a 10-foot wall dedicated to magic marker impulses, and a copper speaking tube to communicate between floors. Perhaps it’s at the azure-dunked powder room tiled in repeating Thomas Gainsborough prints that those who have crossed the threshold realize that the home they’ve entered is not just animate, it’s winking at them.
The home’s magnificent exterior cloaks an inner life that’s a spirited amalgam of colors and textures, old and new, profiles, layers, and weights. But the eclecticism of its interior doesn’t diminish the elegance, opulence, or interest imbued by its facade.
Bo and Jill have managed to make a home that’s both wild and stately. Geometric ceiling murals, azure walls, abstract oil paintings and portraits, antique collectibles, and a collection of old console TVs illustrate that perhaps this home’s greatest lesson is that more is sometimes more indeed.