Following the contour of the land itself, this enchanting home flows across 8,254 square feet of above-ground space, with approximately 2,000 additional square feet of finished below-grade space, providing a feeling that is spacious yet intimate.
Although finished in 2006, the home was built with a purpose – to look like a historic home in the Cotswold’s that had been added to over time. The owner put together a team that included an interior designer, architect, builder and landscape designer to make his vision a reality.
With incredible attention to detail, this was accomplished in numerous ways, from the hand-scraped and waxed hickory floors to cedar beam headers and door surrounds between levels to mimic the look of old exterior doorways.
Exposed stone walls were installed with the rough side out for a more rustic look, and included arches in the stonework to signify where old windows or doors had been removed and filled in. If you look closely, you can even find fossils in some of the stones!
Although the house has a historic feel, it also has all the modern updates a homeowner could want. The owner’s suite includes a luxurious master bath with onyx-topped double vanity, radiant heat floors, a freestanding tub and large tiled steam shower.
The modern kitchen is a cook’s dream with plenty of counter space and storage, a large island, and Wolf Sub-Zero appliances, a butler’s pantry. Antique barn beams overhead highlight the soaring cathedral ceiling with an overlook from the second level.
The expansive flow of the main level is perfect for entertaining at any scale – from family dinners in front of the kitchen fireplace to larger gatherings in the dining, living and family rooms.
Consideration for outside spaces was also paramount in the design of the house. From the moment you walk in the front door, you gaze is drawn through the archway that leads to the family room, through the French doors to the extensive patios and pool. The landscape was planned to be continuously blooming, and the colors of the gardens were designed in tandem with the interior colors, providing a seamless blending of indoors and out.
The heated pool was just completely refinished, and you can enjoy the hot tub and pool into the early fall, and then curl up in front of the fireplace in the stone pool house. Extensive patios, and covered breezeway make large outdoor gatherings a dream, while a few stone slab steps lead to a stone firepit and hammock in the woods.
With too many details to number, this house is a must see for anyone looking for a thoughtfully designed home like no other in the area. See more photos here.