A Traditional Country Home
Photos: Eric Piasecki
Single Family: Traditional
2017 Honor Award
This traditional country home was inspired by the works of McKim, Mead and White and Sir Edwin Lutyens, with a palette of materials suggesting a modern-American aesthetic. Classical details, such as the paired entry columns with stone capitals and painted brick shafts, are tempered by more contemporary elements. The grandly-scaled field room, for example, with clean lines punctuated only by floor to ceiling windows, is a study of proportion and restraint.
The core was designed for social use, with a gracious entry gallery leading into a grand dining room. From here, the home extends outward to more intimate spaces. In the western wing, the sitting room and field room provide views across the surrounding meadows and farmland. The opposite side of the home includes rooms designed for daily use; a family kitchen and casual dining area supported by a commercial-grade chef’s kitchen and pantry.
Upstairs is the master suite, complete with a dressing room, sitting room, his/her offices, and a private rooftop terrace. The opposite wing contains multiple guest suites. The lower level houses a viewing room, wine cellar, game room, gym, and sauna.
Adjacent to the home’s public arrival court, a porte-cochère leads to a private auto court and carriage house. Hidden just beyond, an outdoor pool and spa are cradled between lush landscaping, a shade trellis, and an open-air pool house. A sport court is cleverly concealed behind a landscape screen.