Hickory Hill

Once the beloved home of the Kennedy clan, Hickory Hill is an important house that needed a major facelift to suit its new owners: a lively family with young children and an appropriate love of history.

A masterful mix of styles and period pieces keeps the house from feeling museum-like, while finishes like Venetian plaster and a stenciled hardwood floor in the entry capture the historic character of the residence.

We added a new wing, which is nearly impossible to distinguish from the original house, but was essential to create the necessary rooms for today’s modern family. Combining classic colors and textiles — from the washed blue cabinetry in the kitchen to the upholstered walls of the primary bedroom — with a creative use of materials like the cork walls in one boy’s bedroom and the intricate mosaic in the primary bath gives the house a family-friendly blend of both glamour and comfort.

Architect: John Milner Architects Landscape Architect: Charles J. Stick