“IT has always been a little house at the end of an unpaved road in
the woods,” Chris Boney says, “and it still is.”
His wife, Sutton Boney, laughs about her vision for their new
home. “I had no vision at all,” she admits. “Chris drew a picture
of how it might look, and I said, ‘OK. I am happy.’”
Their interior designer, Sissy Schoettelkotte of My Blue Hydrangea, was
happy too. Sissy styled the architect and his wife’s former home — a painted
brick Colonial on Forest Hills Drive — and helped Sutton’s parents downsize.
“They liked what I did in the old house,” she says.
The bedrock of the new project, Schoettelkotte says, was two-fold: first
and foremost to honor the integrity of the home’s original late Mid-Century
modernist architecture, and second to create spaces that resonate with how
families live today.
“Being an architect, you have a lot of strong opinions,” Schoettelkotte says.
“They’re a young fun couple and this is one of my favorite projects ever.”
Designed by the late, great modernist architect of record, Charles “Charlie”
Boney, for his wife Betty and their then three children — Charles Jr., Beth and
Suzanne — the three-bedroom home was completed in 1967. Chris was born
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