When you enter a well-crafted and solidly built traditional custom home, what is it about the home that creates the warm impression you receive? We would suggest the impression is created largely by fine quality custom millwork; molding and wood trim detail you see in every room.
As you meander through the home, you will eventually encounter wainscoting covering walls in both formal and informal spaces. Employed for hundreds of years to cover the lower portion of plaster walls, it is used today both for decorative purposes and functionally to protect walls. Many a high traffic mudroom, kitchen, hallway and stairway wall is covered in wainscoting.
An excellent This Old House.com article provides interesting detail about contemporary wainscot materials, coatings, and dimensions; and includes the following comment, “A combination of decorative boards or panels and moldings that extend partway up a wall's face, wainscoting is a centuries-old marriage of form and style. Dating to the 1300s, the Dutch used it to shield the bottom half of plaster walls from such hazards as jostled chairs, spurs on riding boots, perhaps even carelessly swung scabbards.”
Take a look at these lovely images from the portfolio of Country Club Homes, Inc. reflecting a modern use of wainscoting in traditional custom new homes.
Have you enjoyed seeing these images of well-crafted and solidly built traditional custom homes from the portfolio of Country Club Homes? Country Club Homes, Inc. is an award winning Fairfield County, Connecticut custom home building company continuing the family tradition of building high-quality and sustainable homes in the New Canaan, Connecticut area since 1955.
Image Source: Country Club Homes Portfolio