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dining area, a tiny kitchen, and two bedrooms. The challenge was to make the main area work for many different activities, including dining and lounging. Kincaid used an old wine-tasting table, which she lowered slightly to serve as a place to eat, play cards or board games, or check emails on a laptop. The trick to making it all work for multiple uses was to make the chairs and sofa a little higher for dining, she says. "We chose things that were a little more primitive looking and not so dressy to keep things casual," Kincaid says. The main house feels elegantly rustic with a large stone fireplace, repurposed oak ceilings and beams, and natural-edge millwork around the doors. The designer used a lot of English antiques. "I'd go to England to shop several times a year and bring things back for projects," she says. "A lot of the pieces came from Alfies Antique Market and the shops around Alfies like Robert Kime. I also bought from a few shops on Pimlico Road." One of her favorite finds is a carved 19th-century Anglo Indian bed from Guinevere Antiques on King's Road that perfectly fit the large scale of the main bedroom. She also shopped in Dallas and Round Top for simple Shaker- inspired furniture and old, painted American pieces. C o m f o r t a b l e a n d d u r a b l e upholstery fabrics are in floral and check cotton prints and linens Opposite page: The main house is surrounded by 10 acres of natural landscaping, winding roads, and bridges. The bridges and porches were made from felled cedar trees from the property. This page: In the main living area, a door is framed by natural- edge oak, repurposed from an old barn. Furnishings include a mix of English antiques and vintage Round Top finds. Artwork by Damian Loeb from Acquavella Galleries, New York. Bottom: Repurposed oak ceilings, beams, and a large stone fireplace give the main living area a rustic, masculine feel. Artwork over the fireplace is by David Bates from Talley Dunn Gallery.

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