While much of the ground floor houses utility areas for the home, the main entrance, acts as a reliquary of the barn that once was. Franklin discovered the pot-belly stove in pieces buried around the property. While they were covered in mud, Franklin refurbished each part and reassembled the stove for a handsome reminder of the home's history. The triptych above the console table appropriately displays original drawings and schematics of the farmland.
Sun-dried terra-cotta tiles, imported from Mexico, imbue the space with a warm hand-made quality, setting the stage for other materials throughout the home.
Adrienne DeRosa Photography