While other potential buyers didn’t even slow down when passing this house on Hazard Avenue in Rhode Island, Carrie and Chris knew immediately this was a place they could make their own.
“We purposely bought the worst house in the neighborhood with the intention of starting over from scratch,” Carrie says. “The house is more than 125 years old and we’ve been conscious of its history when making our design decisions.” One of the first things visitors see is the detached garage which also needed a facelift. New paint and a new light were in order, and Carrie chose our All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light from the Discount Barn Lighting collection.
“We considered a lot of exterior lighting options, but nothing felt right for the garage,” Carrie explains. ”When we came across Barn Light Electric, we knew a barn light would be the perfect choice.” The local preservation society records indicate that the garage was originally a wood shop, so Carrie felt the vintage, industrial vibe of a barn light was fitting.
“We have used a lot of antiques and classic materials in our decorating, but we’ve also tried to give everything an updated twist,” Carrie says. “The barn light is not too fancy, not too utilitarian. It’s just right.” The All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light is American made by our own craftsmen right here in Florida and features a wide 15″ shade and five traditional finish options. It’s wet rating makes it perfect for outdoor applications but we’ve had plenty of customers use them indoors as well.
“I love the way the light shines from it at night,” Carrie adds. “The shade casts an angle on the light and creates a shadow that is just as interesting as the fixture itself.” You can read about the improvements being made on Hazard Avenue and follow the family’s renovation progress on their Hazardous Design blog.
Photo courtesy of the homeowner