n this large and luxurious rural home nestled in the prestigious Woodstock Ranch of the Santa Ynez foothills, the term “genteel country estate” has been fully realized. This estate is very much imbued with a traditional American sensibility, yet it exudes the deeply layered, comforting presence of Danish “hygge”, and the beauty of complex patinas found in organically worn items with long histories, or Japanese “wabi sabi.”
A monumental primitive antique kitchen cabinet in its original grey and white that could inspire one to build a kitchen around it, antique “jelly cupboard” in pale washed blues, tall Early American “step back cupboard” with its original paint, a primitive antique farmhouse cupboard in the original red finish, Early American blanket chest in robin egg blue, Adirondack hickory tables with traditional branching legs and rustic decoration, a vintage kitchen cabinet in white with 12 drawers, charming narrow antique “chimney cupboard” in original dove grey paint, and a tall stunning antique pine corner cabinet, simply beautiful in design and materials. The true standout with its stunning original green paint is the Kentucky Pantry cupboard with pullout work stations, its own storage boxes, and glazed presentation shelves – utterly practical while also defining the perfect mood for any aspiring farmhouse kitchen!
A very long harvest table in good rustic condition, antique wicker work table polychromed in French green, a vintage work table in original paint with 6 drawers, an antique walnut drop leaf “Pennsylvania table”, a plank top farm work table or desk, a rustic gardener’s work cabinet, Early American Sheraton “country” side / work table, charming vintage extendable enameled work table with metal legs, and a massive farm work bench with green painted base and butcher block style top with antique vise attached – would make an ideal kitchen island, bar, crafting / laundry work room table or outdoor kitchen piece with bar stools for California style alfresco dining.
Cast iron firebacks with equine motifs, charming Shaker boxes, large wooden trencher bowls that make the ideal centerpieces filled with seasonal offerings, folk art pieces abound in many styles, numerous enamel ware buckets, fascinating architectural salvage such as shutters, panels, doors, fireplace surround, quoins, and more to inspire creativity, interesting foundry molds used as decor, well curated western American farm antiques, a variety of tasteful vintage signs, a charming understated steamer trunk with owner’s name intact, and a large wooden coffer / trunk – the perfect end of the bed storage or seat. Vintage and antique hand tools such as hand drills, planers, wooden levels, measures, and more – plus a long, wonderful vintage carpenter’s tool box, large vintage wood cutout holiday décor pieces, period and vintage industrial indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures, vintage industrial laundry room items, enticing rustic buckets, tubs, bins, colanders, a grain box, a grain / seed cleaner, vintage drying rack, spinning wheel, an assortment of wonderful mirrors, antique cast iron hardware scale, a fine antique replica of a large early American