Listed below are the styles of homes we have completed:
Carolina Dutch Colonial
Georgian Residence (Interior)
The inspiration for the Georgian style design of the Dining Room was the interior of the Samuel Powell House. The buffet raised panel doors and transom are mirrored on the cased opening leading to the Music Room.
Curving stairs with raised panel wainscoting and painted wood spindles leading to second floor leading. Mahogany handrail and newel post design are inspired by the Georgian interiors of the Woodlands Mansion in Philadelphia.
View from the Entry Hall to the street and front yard through custom made storm door. The elliptical entryway fanlight and sidelights are based on Georgian examples in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia.
View through the Dining Room to the Music Room beyond. The Georgian inspired cornice, wainscoting and door trim were custom fabricated for this project.
Detail view of the Dining Room cornice with a Greek key or fret band similar to Georgian interiors of the Samuel Powel House in Philadelphia.
Butlers pantry walnut buffet between Dining Room and Kitchen.
The chimneypiece with hand craved garlands and acanthus leaves is the focal point of the mahogany paneled room.
Interior view of the projecting bay of the Music Room. All of the door and window casings, baseboards, and cornices were designed and custom milled specifically for this project.
The Kitchen Island features mahogany raised paneled cabinetry with a granite countertop.
The Kitchen counter and cabinets have painted raised panels with granite countertops and tile backsplash.
Georgian Residence (Exterior)
The front door, entryway fanlight, and sidelights are based on Georgian architecture found in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia. The column capitals are derived from the Temple of the Winds in Athens, Greece. The capital style was introduced to North Carolina by the architects Town & Davis and first used on the North Carolina State Capitol.
Many of the design elements on the front elevation fit the vocabulary of the Georgian Style - a formal arrangement of parts, symmetrical composition enriched with classical details, projecting frontispiece, brickwork of Common bond fixed with Flemish bond and a slate roof with doors.
Single story projecting bay of the Music Room features Tuscan pilasters. Balustrade design was inspired by a Georgian home in Wiscasset, Maine.
This wood cornice design is derived from a Georgian Courthouse in Burlington County, New Jersey. The gutter is a copper lined trough that runs the length of the roof with the leader penetrating the soffit. The leader is positioned between two console modillions.
Open wood lattice garden fence screening the garage parking area from the rear terrace.
Pedimented Georgian inspired entry hood with decorative brackets over the entry door to the stairs leading to the Second Floor Design Studio.
Rear vestibule with curved retaining wall contains stairs leading to the basement.
Unlike many houses, the Rear Elevation on this residence also serves as a public facade. For the homeowners interior design clients, this is the first view they have of her home office. The facades of the Garage were composed to integrate seamlessly with the Rear Elevation of the Main House.
English Country Cottage (Interior)
French doors lead to a private terrace with a view of the lake. The headboard, chairs and ottoman were custom designed and fabricated for the project.
French doors at the rear of the main hallway lead to a terrace overlooking a lake. The pattern of the black and white vinyl floor tiles was inspired by the residential architecture of designer Frances Elkins.
Deep paneled jambs of the French doors leading to the rear terrace.
The Georgian inspired chimneypiece with hand carved scroll brackets is the focal point of the mahogany paneled Study.
Clothes closets flank a central dresser with drawers and a mirrored panel above.
The Kitchen has painted flat paneled cabinetry with white marble countertops and white subway tile backsplash. The kitchen also features dark stained quarter sawn oak flooring used throughout the house.
The combination Living Room/Dining Room features curtains that slide into pockets set behind flat paneled walls with corner bookcases allowing for greater light and more expansive views. The oak floor is laid in a herringbone pattern.
Deep bookcases and cabinets accommodate the television and audio visual equipment flank the Georgian inspired fireplace with brick firebox in a herringbone brick pattern.
English Country Cottage (Exterior)
Many of the design elements on the front elevation fit the vocabulary of the English Cottage - the steep pitch of the roofline, the dovecotes in the gables, the texture and color of the lime washed bricks and the bell cast shingle roof over the front entry.
The walls are rough brick with flush mortar joints whitened by lime washed paint to resemble the vernacular architecture of England and Wales. The slender, tall chimneys twist on the diagonal a hallmark of English Cottages.
Pine roof shingles sweep over an eyebrow dormer on the second floor inspired by the thatched roofs of English Cottages.
The projecting bays of the Master Bedroom and the Family Room flank the Living/Dining Room reminiscent of the vernacular architecture of the Cotswolds. The Master Bedroom features a private terrace.
The gable of the Living/Dining Room features dovecotes that provide roof ventilation. The projecting bay of the Family Room has an attached screen porch.
A cypress pergola connects the combination Garage/Artist Studio with the Kitchen of the Main House. The design of the gates that separates the motor court from the dog run was based on French Norman farmhouse prototypes.
A low garden wall creates a motor court of crushed granite that provides off street parking. The entry vestibule with a bell cast roof that leads to a central hallway.
Dutch Colonial Bungalow
The Kitchen has painted flat paneled cabinetry with white marble countertops and white subway tile backsplash. The kitchen also features dark stained oak flooring used throughout the house.
The sweeping double pitch roof, sturdy columns and the porch with its wide overhang are classic characteristics of the Dutch Colonial style. The stocky Doric columns provide a vertical contrast to the horizontal lines of the roof.
Her Study located adjacent to the Master Bedroom. All of the door and window casings, baseboards, and cornices were designed and custom milled specifically for this project.
The headboard and coverlet of the Master Bedroom were custom designed and fabricated for the project.
The dark stained oak flooring provides continuity between room and contrasts with the white custom designed Arts and Crafts style newel post, spindles and handrail.
The restrained design of the fireplace surround and mantle with slate jambs, high wainscoting and flanking bookcases add to the Arts and Crafts feeling of the interior that is typical of the Dutch Colonial Bungalow.
French Norman (Interior)
The Pantry has a Biedermeier inspired custom made cabinet of rosewood with glass doors and shelves for displaying the homeowner's flatware and silverware. The adjacent storage wall and base cabinets have bird's eye maple fronts and interiors.
Living Room features custom made French doors leading to the loggia. The door casings, as well as, the cornice and baseboards were custom made. The fireplace has a black slate firebox surround inlaid with roman brick. The adjacent Art Deco inspired wall cabinets and shelves are macassar ebony with stainless steel decorative horizontal stripes.
The large segmental arched opening of the Dining Room leads to the Entry Foyer. The ceiling features a plaster molding pattern inspired by English Jacobean houses. All of the door and window casings, cornices and baseboards were custom designed for the house.
View of the cascading stairs leading to the landing of the Library and continuing curving stairs from the Second Floor.
The Art Deco inspired Master Bathroom stepped vanity of quarter sawn wenge is cantilevered from the wall. The vanity mirror, vanity and decorative wall chevrons were custom designed for the Master Bathroom. The French doors with deep jambs access the private terrace and fountain of the Master Bathroom.
Contemporary kitchen cabinetry veneered with a waterfall slip match of quarter sawn maple with ebony accents.
Cascading stairs lead to the landing of the Library with curving stairs continuing to the Second Floor. The segmental arched cased opening and the exterior beyond provide access to the private terrace of the Master Bathroom.
Interior view of the curved bay window and clerestory of the Library with vaulted ceiling and wood beams.
The Georgian inspired limestone chimneypiece with slate surrounds and firebox of Roman brick laid in a herringbone pattern were custom designed for the Library.
French Norman (Exterior)
Many of the design elements on the front elevation fit the vocabulary of the French Norman asymmetrical composition, steep pitch hipped roof with flared eaves, dovecotes in the gables, wall dormers, and the textures and color of the lime washed brick walls.
The one and half story Library features a projecting curved bay window with clerestory windows above. The gable ends have dovecotes with corbelled stringcourses. The French farm house inspired chimney features multiple diagonal flues. Springing from the chimney is a brick wall that creates a private terrace for the Library.
The white washed brick wall cantilever at the second floor supported by brick corbels. The wall dormers feature dovecotes for ventilation with corbelled stringcourses.
A low brick wall with diagonally laid slate coping creates a motor court with crushed granite that accesses the attached garage and provides off street parking.
The rear entry of the house has a recessed entry with a French Norman inspired carved limestone cased opening. The second floor wall dormers have dovecotes for ventilation with corbelled stringcourses. The projecting one story Home Office features a bell cast slate roof.
Tuscan limestone columns and pilasters with limestone archivolt casings create a loggia for outdoor dining and entertaining. The second floor gables have dovecotes for ventilation with corbelled stringcourses.
Tuscan limestone columns and pilasters with limestone archivolt casings create a loggia for dining and entertaining. The loggia stucco clad ceiling is created by a series of intersecting groin vaults.
A cypress pergola with a bleaching oil stain provides a screened outdoor sitting area with a fireplace for the combination Garage and second floor Guest Room with Kitchenette.
Federal Revival (Interior)
Custom fabricated Kitchen upper and lower cabinets with Decorator Tile back splash. Island and counter tops of Italian Marble with custom handmade metal exhaust hood.
French doors open to a front terrace that faces the golf course of the Country Club. A large cased opening connects the Living Room with the adjacent Dining Room. The door casings, cased openings and the cornice were custom milled for the project.
The interior was inspired by the vernacular architecture of the late Federal Style plantation houses of nearby counties. The custom fabricated chimneypiece is flanked by a door to the Front Screen Porch and the Entertainment Cabinet.
Custom milled curving stair brackets of entry hall stairs with adjacent custom millwork of the cornice & entablature and nearby cased opening.
The limestone chimneypiece was custom fabricated for the Living Room.
Detail of the frieze of the Family Room chimneypiece with custom fabricated millwork and hand carved gouge work.
Detail of custom designed pilasters and Tower of the Winds columns and capitals supporting a custom milled Greek Revival inspired entablature. The frieze and the cornice of the entablature continue uninterrupted around the ceiling of the Entry Hall.
View of Entry Hall into the Living Room. Large cased opening into Living Room with custom designed pilasters and Tower of the Winds columns and capitals supporting a custom milled Greek Revival inspired entablature.
Curving custom milled risers and threads of stairs with curving stringer with stair brackets and handrail.
Family Room chimneypiece with custom fabricated millwork with pilasters and frieze with hand carved gouge work.
Federal Revival (Exterior)
This residence is located in the Irving Park Historic Neighborhood of Greensboro, North Carolina which was created in 1912. The home owner wanted a dwelling that would be a good companion to the flanking adjacent houses that were designed by highly skilled local architects in the 1920’s. The front façade of the house overlooks the picturesque golf course of the Country Club.
This traditional building craft and materials of the Federal Revival Style are woven into the design and detailing of the exterior of the house. The dwelling is a brick five bay center hall structure with lime wash and a Vermont slate roof.
The entry door of the house opens to a generous entry hall that is flanked by the first floor French doors of the Family & Living Rooms. The front door has sidelights and is topped by an elliptical fanlight inspired by transoms in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia.
The frontispiece entablature is supported by coupled Tuscan columns at each corner. The entablature has a swollen or pulvinated frieze and the terminating cornice has aligning modillions in the horizontal and raking portion of the cornice.
Corner of screened porch on the front elevation of the home facing the golf course. The porch features custom milled coupled Tuscan square columns and custom balustrade designed based on the guard rails designed by Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia.
The main body of the two story house is brick with lime wash and the study and garage extensions of the house are wood clapboards to add variety to the design of the dwelling. A standing seam copper roof supported by columns with decorative screens creates a first floor rear porch.
Paired custom milled square Tuscan columns with decorative screen infill support a simple wood beam with open wood roof joists above with sculpted ends.
The front façade is terminated by a custom milled wood cornice with projecting modillions and copper gutters and Vermont slate roof above.
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