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In collaboration with Lakes Region Design, Home Comfort designer Suzanne Smith transformed this 1800s barn, nestled on a sprawling 40-acre property with panoramic views of Lake Winnisquam and the majestic surrounding mountains, into a modern farmhouse retreat. The barn conversion seamlessly blends rustic charm with contemporary sophistication. Introducing new post and beam timbers brought the exterior beauty of New Hampshire into the interior spaces. As you enter, the vaulted ceiling adorned with custom built-in cabinetry draws the eye towards a striking stone fireplace, creating a cozy focal point for the living area. A new wet bar, complete with a round bar-height table, elevates the hosting experience, offering a stylish spot for social gatherings. The adjacent dining room echoes the expansive built-ins, providing a welcoming atmosphere for guests. A generously sized 10-person table encourages lingering conversations, making every meal a communal experience. The kitchen underwent a complete transformation with updated cabinet doors, fresh paint, and the addition of a warm brick backsplash. The island becomes a central hub, while the barnwood wrapping around the range hood pays homage to the home's rich history. In the living area, thoughtful design choices come to life. Custom upholstery delineates two distinct seating areas, maintaining an open and airy feel. Soft sofas flank the fireplace, creating an ideal setting for movie nights, while leather swivel chairs take advantage of the breathtaking views in all directions. Custom window treatments serve a dual purpose, unifying the space while providing privacy and a sense of warmth. The result is a harmonious blend of comfort and style, inviting the residents and guests to unwind and relish the beauty of their picturesque surroundings. With all the modern amenities seamlessly integrated, this barn conversion is not just a home but a testament to the artful fusion of history and contemporary living.

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Suzanne Smith is the best interior design professional my wife and I have had the pleasure to work with. She offers the personal touch in every aspect of interior design and truly signifies what it means to be a highly skilled professional designer in today’s market. Suzanne and her support staff at Home Comfort, backed by owner Luke Dupuis, recognize the importance of providing a unique service that compliments the specific needs of each client. Through a thorough understanding of her clients desires, Suzanne is able to provide inimitable solutions to suit individual tastes and preferences. Her dedication to service is demonstrated by her great follow up and communication. Simply put, Suzanne goes the “extra mile” with each person she works with. This passion, combined with a keen understanding of the interior design industry makes Suzanne and her team the only choice to work with in the area.

Kevin G. Puopolo

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